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Tarik Abou-Chadi

Professorial Fellow
Associate Professor in European Union and Comparative European Politics

Tarik Abou-Chadi is Associate Professor in European Union and Comparative European Politics at the Department of Politics and International Relations and Professorial Fellow at Nuffield College. He received his PhD in political science from Humboldt University Berlin in 2015. His research focuses on elections, political parties, and the transformation of political competition and democratic representation in post-industrial societies. Before joining the University of Oxford, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Zurich. His work has been published in the American Political Science ReviewWorld Politics and the Journal of Politics. He is the Principle Investigator of the project “Social Status and the Transformation of Electoral Behavior in Western Europe” which is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. He also serves on the diversity committee of the European Political Science Association.

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A full list of publications can be found on Tarik's personal website


Economic Risk within the Household and Voting for the Radical Right (with Thomas Kurer). World Politics: 73 (3): 482-511

Brahmin Left vs. Merchant Right? Education, Class, Multi-Party Competition and Redistribution in Western Europe (with Simon Hix). British Journal of Sociology. Special Issue on Piketty’s Capital and Ideology: 72 (1): 79-92 


How Parties React to Voter Transitions (with Lukas Stoetzer). American Political Science Review: 114 (3): 940-945

The Causal Effect of Radical Right Success on Mainstream Parties’ Policy Positions - a Regression Discontinuity Approach (with Werner Krause). British Journal of Political Science: 50 (3): 829-847


The Electoral Appeal of Party Strategies in Post-Industrial Societies: When Can the Mainstream Left Succeed? (with Markus Wagner). Journal of Politics: 81 (4): 1405-1419

Recalibrating Social Protection: Electoral Competition and the New Partisan Politics of the Welfare State (with Ellen M. Immergut). European Journal of Political Research: 58 (2): 697-719

Rights for Same-Sex Couples and Public Attitudes toward Gays and Lesbians in Europe (with Ryan Finnigan). Comparative Political Studies: 52 (6): 868–895