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Dr. Bartek Pytlas

Dr. Bartek Pytlas


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Lehrstuhl für Politische Systeme und Europäische Integration
Oettingenstrasse 67
80538 München

Room: G 104
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180-9019
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180-9042

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Dr. Bartek Pytlas studied Social and Cultural Sciences as well as European Studies at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) and the University of Århus. In Frankfurt (Oder) he worked and researched at the Collegium Polonicum, the Chair of European Studies and the Chair of Comparative Politics. In the years 2011-2014 his dissertation project on the influence of party competition on the electoral fortune of radical right parties in Central and Eastern Europe (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Minkenberg) was funded by a scholarship of the Heinrich Böll Foundation. Bartek Pytlas received his doctoral degree in Comparative Politics (summa cum laude) from the University Viadrina in 2014. Subsequently he worked on a research management project at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. Afterwards he moved to the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, where in the Summer Term 2015 he served as Interim Professor of Political Economics of Central and Eastern Europe. He is currently a Research Associate and Lecturer (Akademischer Rat a.Z.) in Political Systems and European Integration at the Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

Bartek Pytlas published with Patterns of Prejudice, Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte sowie Routledge. He served as a reviewer for European Journal of Political Research, West European Politics, Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft, East European Politics and Societies, Problems of Post-Communism and Nationalities Papers, among others. He is a member of Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft, the CES Parties, Party Systems and Elections Research Network, as well as the ECPR Standing Group on Extremism & Democracy.

His book „Radical Right Parties in Central and Eastern Europe: Mainstream Party Competition and Electoral Fortune” appeared 2016 with Routledge.

His research interests include radical right parties, anti-establishment politics and populism in Europe; transformation of societies and party system change in Europe; collective identity policy; party competition; electoral behavior; framing, issue entrepreneurship and frame ownership.