Winner of the Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prizes for the best article published in West European Politics during 2020
I just received news that I am the winner of the Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prizes for the best article published in West European Politics during 2020 for my article: Seeberg, Henrik Bech (2020). ‘Issue ownership attack: How a political party can counteract a rival’s issue ownership’. West European Politics.43(4): 772-794. LINK download. Needless to say, I am of course incredibly happy and proud to have received this prize among so many great publications in this strong journal! Thanks WEP!
I am very pleased to see that my most recent research has been accepted for publication in Party Politics. The manuscript is entitled ‘Avoidance and Engagement in the Electoral Cycle: Selective Emphasis, then Issue Convergence between Political Parties'. Please find a link to download the study on this homepage under publications here.
Super excited that my paper co-authored with the fabolous Jonas Lefevere & Stefaan Walgrave has now been published in Political Communication. We study how a party can attack & undermine a rival's issue reputations (performance, priority, and position) as well as cross-effects. More:
We have four pieces of good news to share:
Happy to have contributed to a very comprehensive book on the 2019 European Parliament election together with the awesome 'Reconnect' team from Vienna! I wrote a chapter on Denmark together with the fabulous James Wilhelm (Vienna). Link: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780367816926#.XpwPS-OyTrQ.twitter
This one is to all policy agendas lovers: New chapter with Laura Chaques Bonafont & Christoffer Green-Pedersen introduces policy agendas dataset, ways to analyze it, & ways to go forward with the data. Great intro for students & aspiring researchers. Part of a very cool edited volume on policy analysis.
The CAP2020 conference in Aarhus is cancelled. We are super disappointed and very sad to have to make this decision. We will come back strong for the CAP2021 next year in Aarhus! We will announce the date for the CAP2021 conference in Aarhus as soon as possible. There will be a new call for abstracts during the fall and registration next spring.
Incredibly happy to see my manuscript ‘“Don’t trust that party!” Undermining a rival party’s issue ownership through negative campaigning’, with my friend and good colleague Alessandro Nai accepted for publication in Political Studies. In a series of experiments, we test to what extent a party can use negative campaigning to attack a rival party's issue ownership. This manuscript had a long and tough way to publication so it feels amazing to finally set it coming forward. Thanks for the great work Alessandro!
Friday afternoon, Frederik Jørgensen defended his dissertation on the consequences of integration policy change at Dept. of Political Science at Aarhus University. I had the privilege to chair the assessment committee and had lots of fun and learned a lot together with Sara Wallace Goodman (UC Irvine) and Merlin Schäeffer (Copenhagen).
Together with my brilliant co-authors, Shaun Bevan and Enrico Borghetto, I just handed over our contribution to Routledge Handbook of Policy Styles, edited by Mike Howlett and Jale Tosun. Writing it was a lot of fun and this is only the beginning of our collaborative research on opposition party behavior in parliament. Stay tuned!