Matthijs Bogaards is a visiting professor in the Department of Political Science at the Central European University. He joined from Jacobs University Bremen, where he was full professor of Political Science. A graduate from Leiden University, the Netherlands, Matthijs has studied and worked abroad for the past twenty years, earning a PhD in Political Science from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.
He has published widely on political parties and electoral systems in comparative perspective, on measuring democracy, and on the challenge of democracy in divided societies. His current research focuses on the causes of terrorism, the global process of de-democratization, and consociational forms of power sharing.