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Personal Statement

My research agenda focuses on the empirical study of political behaviour in a cross-national context.  At present, I am concentrating on three main projects. The first – the Representative Audit of Britain - involves surveys of candidates who stood in the 2015 and 2017 UK General Elections. This is a joint project with Professor Rosie Campbell (Birkbeck, University of London) and Dr. Jennifer van Heerde-Hudson (UCL), funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) – parliamentarycandidates.org. The project is part of an international network, the Comparative Candidates Survey (CCS) - www.comparativecandidates.org

My second main research project addresses the politics of austerity, focusing in particular on recent developments in Greece. Following earlier work on anti-austerity protest and its electoral consequences, I am currently analysing the 2015 referendum and the January and September parliamentary elections (together with Dr Georgios Karyotis and Dr Niccole Pamphilis, University of Glasgow) - www.austeritypolitics.net

A further major project looks at Green Party members in an international context, the European Green Party Membership Survey (EGPM). Following a first cross-national membership survey conducted in the early 2000s, the new project seeks to survey party members throughout the EU and beyond (see www.egpm.eu for more information).

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Projects 2007 2020

Research Output 1980 2019

Green parties and elections to the European Parliament, 1979-2019

Rudig, W., 26 Feb 2019, Greens for a Better Europe: Twenty Years of UK Green Influence in the European Parliament, 1999-2019. Ward, L. (ed.). London, p. 3-48 46 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
election to the European Parliament
Green Party
1 Citation (Scopus)
136 Downloads (Pure)

Green party members and grassroots democracy: a comparative analysis

Rüdig, W. & Sajuria, J., 5 Feb 2018, In : Party Politics. 45 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
grassroots democracy
Green Party
party member
party organization


Engendering "civil society"? : Discourses of women's organisations in Turkey

Author: Ozgur Keysan, A., 1 Oct 2013

Supervisor: Eschle, C. (Supervisor) & Rudig, W. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Engendering "civil society"? : Discourses of women's organisations in Turkey

Author: Ozgur Keysan, A., 1 Oct 2013

Supervisor: Eschle, C. (Supervisor) & Rudig, W. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2002 2013

British-German Environment Forum: Energy Policy for the 2050s

Wolfgang Rüdig (Participant)
7 Mar 20138 Mar 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Despite riding high in the polls, a coalition with the CDU/CSU may be the only route for the German Greens to enter government in the 2013 Elections.

Wolfgang Rüdig (Contributor)
12 Mar 2013

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation