Kasper M. Hansen

Department of Political Science

University of Copenhagen

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Kasper M. Hansen is professor in political science with special responsibilities within applied quantitative methodology at University of Copenhagen, Department of Political Science. His research focuses on applied research in democracy and political behavior: Elections, referendums, voting behavior, turnout, public opinion, deliberative democracy and different methods for public consultation.

Kasper M. Hansen teaches public opinion, statistics, research methods, and comparative politics. In 1998 he was a visiting fellow at the University of Bergen, in 2001 at Stanford University, and in 2007 The Australian National University. In 2010 he was visiting professor at European University Institute (EUI) - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS).

Kasper M. Hansen has published a number of articles in European Journal of Political Research, Public Choice, Electoral Studies, Acta Politica, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Scandinavian Political Studies, Public Administration, Politica, Økonomi & Politik, and Metode & Data. Hansen holds a M.Sc. (Cand.oecon.) and a Ph.D.-degree from the University of Southern Denmark in political science.

One of his current research project involves measuring effects of the electoral campaign on the voters in the general election. This project is funded by the Danish Social Science Research Council. Hansen is also part of the research team conducting the Danish Election Surveys. In 2009 he started up a project on turnout.

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