Comparative Western European Party Systems: Continuity and Change

Undergraduate/graduate course, University of Lucerne, 2022

This is a course for undergraduate and graduate students that I taught at the Univeristy of Lucerne during the Spring term of 2022. The course is an intensive two-weekends seminar that reviews the different ‘transformation waves’ that have shaped Western European party systems from the 1960s until now. It also provides an overview of the main demand and supply-side factors discussed in the literature to explain these changes. The goal is to provide students with the conceptual and empirical tools to analyse the evolution of Western European party systems from a historical and comparative perspective. More information about the course can be found here.