Centre for Voting and Parties

Centre for Voting and Parties (CVAP) is a research centre that focuses on the study of the central institutions in the modern representative democracy (Elections, Voters, Electoral Systems, Political Parties, Parliaments, Governments, Constitutions and more), with the behaviours and processes that this system entails.


Centre for Voting and Parties is embedded in the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, and is a meeting place for researchers from UCPH and Universities from both Denmark and abroad in common research projects and activities.

In general terms, the researchers at the Centre for Voting and Parties study:

  • The electorate: opinions, values, knowledge, and behavior
  • Elections: to the Danish parliament (the folketing), local authorities, regional councils, the European Parliament, etc.
  • The political parties: their organisation, members, behaviour, etc.
  • Plebiscites
  • Parliaments and their institutions, especially the Danish parliament, its committees, party groups, etc.
  • Electoral campaigns and campaigning, including the communication of parties, etc.

These topics are studied both from a specifically Danish perspective and from an international, comparative perspective.































Centre Director
Karina Kosiara-Pedersen
Mail: kp@ifs.ku.dk
Phone: +45 35 32 34 16


Centre for Voting and parties is located at the Department of Political Science (at the Centre for Health and Society, CSS, sometimes known as "Kommunehospitalet"), Øster Farimagsgade 5, entrance E, building 18, 3rd floor.


Name Title Phone E-mail
Anne Rasmussen Professor +4535320503 E-mail
Frederik Georg Hjorth Associate Professor +4535324104 E-mail
Henrik S. Jensen Associate Professor +4535323405 E-mail
Karina Kosiara-Pedersen Associate Professor +4535323416 E-mail
Kasper Møller Hansen Professor +4535323392 E-mail
Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard Professor +4535323798 E-mail
Søren Damsbo-Svendsen PhD Fellow +4535321446 E-mail


Centre Director
Karina Kosiara-Pedersen
Mail: kp@ifs.ku.dk
Phone: +45 35 32 34 16