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  • PL 54 (Unioninkatu 37)

    00014

    Finland

20022020

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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

Professor Åsa von Schoultz (née Bengtsson) holds the Swedish Chair in Political Science at the University of Helsinki since 2017. Her research targets citizens’ and elites’ perceptions on democratic processes, and electoral competition within parties. Other fields of interest are voting behavior, political participation and political behavior of minorities. 

von Schoultz has extensive experience of survey research among citizens and elites. She has been a member of the Finnish National Election Study (FNES) since 2003; she has run the European Values Study in Sweden (2017), and among Swedish speakers in Finland (2018). She is also the PI of the Finnish Candidats Survey (since 2011). von Schoultz is currently a steering-group member of the Comparative Candidate Survey (CCS), and Finnish National Election study (FNES), and she is the chair of the advisory board of the Swedish National Election Study. 

Ongoing research projects (PI):

- Intraparty competition: The neglected dimension of electoral competion (IntraComp), funded by the Academy of Finland for the period 2018-2022.

- EVS Svenskfinland. The collection of European Values Study among swedishspeakers in Finland. Funded by The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland (SLS) for the period 2018-2019. 

- EVS Sverige. The collection of European Values Study in Sweden. Funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences) for the period 2016-2019.  

Fields of Science

  • 517 Political science
  • political behavior
  • elections
  • political institutions

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications

Edustuksellisuuden henkilökohtainen ulottuvuus – puoluejohtajat ja ehdokkaat

Bengtsson, Å., Järvi, T. & Mattila, M., 17 Sep 2020, Politiikan ilmastonmuutos: Eduskuntavaalitutkimus 2019. Borg, S., Kestilä-Kekkonen, E. & Wass, H. (eds.). Oikeusministeriö, Vol. 2020. p. 169 26 p. (Oikeusministeriön julkaisuja. Selvityksiä ja ohjeita; vol. 2020, no. 5).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Fighting over friends and neighbors: The effect of inter-candidate geographic distance on intra-party competition

Put, G-J., von Schoultz, Å. & Isotalo, V., Aug 2020, In : Political Geography. 81, 12 p., 102219.

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How candidate characteristics matter: Candidate profiles, political sophistication, and vote choice

Coffe, H. & von Schoultz, A., 1 Jun 2020, In : Politics : surveys and debates for students of politics. 19 p., 0263395720922077.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Ideological mavericks or party herd? The effect of candidates’ ideological positions on intra-party success

Isotalo, V., Mattila, M. & von Schoultz, Å., 2020, In : Electoral Studies. 12 p., 102187.

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Ideology and Deliberation: An Analysis of Public Support for Deliberative Practices in Finland

Christensen, H. S. & von Schoultz, Å. A-L., 1 Mar 2019, In : International Journal of Public Opinion Research. 31, 1, p. 178–194 17 p.

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Projects

IntraComp: Intraparty competition - The neglected dimension of electoral politics

von Schoultz, Å., Söderlund, P., Papageorgiou, A., Shugart, M., Coffé, H., Mattila, M. & Pikkala, S.

01/09/201831/08/2022

Project: Research project

The Finnish Parliamentary Candidates Survey

von Schoultz, Å.

01/04/2010 → …

Project: Research project

EVS Svenskfinland

von Schoultz, Å., Himmelroos, S. & Vento, I.

01/10/201831/03/2019

Project: Research project

European Values Study - Wave 5 (Sweden)

von Schoultz, Å., Wallman-Lundåsen, S. & Öhman, S.

01/01/201531/12/2018

Project: Research project

Prizes

Per Brahe priset

von Schoultz, Åsa (Recipient), 2005

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Activities

Vetenskapens natt

Åsa von Schoultz (Speaker: Opponent/discussant)

16 Jan 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Medlem av betygsnämnd

Åsa von Schoultz (Member of thesis committee / follow-up group)

17 Jan 2020

Activity: Examination typesMember of doctoral thesis committee / follow-up group

Seminarium kring Europaparlamentsvalet 2019

Åsa von Schoultz (Speaker)

27 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

European Political Science Review (Journal)

Åsa von Schoultz (Reviewer)

27 Feb 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

University of Gothenburg / Assessment of competence for professorship

Åsa von Schoultz (Consultant)

13 Sep 2019

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

Press / Media

EU-valvaka

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26/05/2019

1 Media contribution

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Valvaka

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14/04/2019

1 Media contribution

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Partiledarebatt

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08/04/2019

1 Media contribution

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TV-nytt

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21/03/2019

1 Media contribution

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