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The Nordic Voter (Bengtsson, Hansen, Harðarson, Narud and Oscarsson, 2013) is the first book-length comparative analysis of voting behaviour in the five Nordic countries.
The book comprises detailed accounts of voter turnout, party identification, satisfaction with democracy, preferential voting, government support and party choice.
Analyses are based on a comparative data set prepared by national teams. An important reference for analysts of the Nordic welfare states in general and for electoral researchers in particular.
In June 2012, Kia Lindroos was elected to the Executive Commitee of the International Political Science Association (IPSA). Lindros was supported by all the Nordic countries.
Lindros received the Master’s in Political Science in 1990 and the second master in Philosophy (1992), both at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. After research period in Germany (Universität zu Köln) she defended her Licentiate thesis in 1993. Ph.D. thesis in political science was finalized in 1998 (University of jyväskylä), after working at the Middlesex University, London. Currently, she works as professor of Political Science at the University of Jyväskylä. She is the President of the Finnish Political Science Association, Member of ECPSA Executive Committee and President of the ECPR Standing Group ”Politics and the Arts”. She is also member of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Political Thought and Conceptual Change.
Olafur Hardarson from the University of Iceland in Reykjavik was this spring (2012) elected to ECPR’s Executive committee. He was supported by the Nordic Political Science Associations and the ECPR Official representatives (OR) from the member institutions in the Nordic countries. 7 of the 12 members of the Executive Committee were elected this time. The elected members of the Executive Committee are elected for a maximum term of six years. In the previous six-year period Jacob Torfing from the University of Roskilde was a member of the Executive Committee. Jonas Tallberg from the University of Stockholm has been a member of the Executive Committee the last three years and shall continue for the next three years.
The Executive Committee has important functions within ECPR.