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Dr. Bartek Pytlas

Dr. Bartek Pytlas

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Political Systems and European Integration
Radical right parties, anti-establishment politics and populism in Europe; Transformation of societies and party system change in Europe; Collective identity policy; Democracy and representation; Party competition; Framing


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

Room: H106
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180-9004
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. 2015-2018 he was Assistant Professor (Akademischer Rat a.Z.) in Political Systems and European Integration at the Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Since October 2018 he is Principal Investigator in his project „Anti-Establishment Politics in Europe: Issue Entrepreneurship, Voting Patterns and Counter-System Strategies of Representation”. The project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

The works of Bartek Pytlas have been published with Sociology Compass, Patterns of Prejudice, Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte and Routledge. He served as a reviewer for the European Journal of Political Research, West European Politics, Party Politics, Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft, Journal of European Public Policy, Nations and Nationalism, East European Politics and Societies, Problems of Post-Communism, sowie 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. The book has been awarded with the Gero Erdmann Comparative Area Studies Award 2018, awarded by the Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft/Governance and Politics (ZfVP), the comparative political science journal of the German Political Science Association.

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; democracy and representation; party competition; framing