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This is me
I am a senior researcher at the research group M2P at the University of Antwerp and hold a Ph.D. from the VUB. My primary expertise is situated in inequalities in political socialization processes. I am currently involved in a research project on developing political knowledge and attitudes amongst youngsters during the 2024 election campaign and will study the effects of Voting Advice Applications (VAAs). In this project, panel data and experimental data are collected among youngsters.
Matthieu, J., & Junius, N. (2023). Searching for a democratic equalizer: Citizenship education’s moderating effect on the relationship between a political home and internal political efficacy. Social Science Research (preprint). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2023.102928
Matthieu, J. (2023). Where are we with closing the gender gap in internal political efficacy?. European Journal of Politics and Gender (preprint). https://doi.org/10.1332/251510821X16884720033706
Junius, N., & Matthieu, J. (2023). Who rules the deliberative party? Examining the Agora case in Belgium. Party Politics, 29(5), 940–951. https://doi.org/10.1177/13540688221114404
Junius, N., Caluwaerts, D., Matthieu, J., & Erzeel, S. (2023). Hacking the representative system through deliberation? The organization of the Agora party in Brussels. Acta Politica, 58, 512–530. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41269-021-00226-3
Matthieu, J., Vrydagh, J., Caluwaerts, D., & Erzeel, S. (2020). The democratic credentials of youth parliaments. The case of the Belgian Jeugd Parlement Jeunesse. The Journal of Legislative Studies, 26(2), 204–222. https://doi.org/10.1080/13572334.2020.1731982
Junius, N., Matthieu, J., Caluwaerts, D., & Erzeel, S. (2020). Is It Interests, Ideas or Institutions? Explaining Elected Representatives’ Positions Toward Democratic Innovations in 15 European Countries. Frontiers in Political Science, 2(584439), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpos.2020.584439