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Patrik Öhberg


Patrik Öhberg
+46 31 786 1537

Postal Address: Box 710, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Seminariegatan 1 b , 41313 Göteborg

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Box 710
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Seminariegatan 1 B , 413 13 Göteborg

About Patrik Öhberg


Patrik Öhberg is an assistant professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg.

He currently leads the project "Party Constrained Policy Responsiveness to Citizen-Initiated Contacts" (financed by FORTE).

Research interest

Öhberg has a wide research interest in theories and practices of representative democracy. Specific interests include the perceptions and behaviors of political and administrative elites. He is also interested in questions about democratic responsiveness as well as the role of gender in politics.

Öhberg's work is published in journals such as British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, West European Politics, Public Administration, Party Politics, Scandinavian Political Studies, and Politics and Gender. During Spring 2017 his book "Ambitious Politicians" comes out on University Press of Kansas.

Öhberg spent his International Postdoc stipend period (Swedish Research Council) placed at the National Election Chair at the Department of Political Science at Université de Montréal (2012-2014).

Öhberg is principal investigator of the project the Panel of Politicians (Politikerpanelen), which is a webbased panel of politicians conducted at the Laboratory for Opinion Research, University of Gothenburg. Öhberg is also principal investigator of the Swedish parts of international elite surveys, such as the Comparative Candidates Study. Moreover, he has worked as data manager of the Riksdag survey within the Swedish National Election Study Programme. 

In his dissertation Öhberg studied the role of personal career ambitions among Swedish parliamentarians. (For a English summary: englishsummary.pdf.)

Öhberg has also written books in Swedish on Israeli history and Zionism. He contributes regularily to the research blogg Politologerna.


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Latest publications

Candidate selection and party discipline in Europe: A comparative perspective
G. Cordero, Patrik Öhberg, X. Coller, A. M. Jaime-Castillo
Democratizing Candidate Selection, New Methods, Old Receipts? Ed. Guillermo CorderoXavier Coller, Palgrave Macmillan, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Reaching across the aisle : Explaining government–opposition voting in parliament
Tom Louwerse, Simon Otjes, David M. Willumsen, Patrik Öhberg
Party Politics, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Vad gör en valrörelse med oss? Om relationerna mellan väljare, valda och journalister i valet 2014
Stefan Dahlberg, Bengt Johansson, Patrik Öhberg
Johansson B. & Truedsson (red.). När makten står på spel: Journalistik i valrörelser, Stockholm, Institutet för mediestudier, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

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Israel har pressfrihet
Patrik Öhberg
Ordfront, Magazine article 2005
Magazine article


Personvalet – det kom, det sågs det…”
Patrik Öhberg
NOPSA, Conference contribution 2003
Conference contribution

Änglar finns de? - En studie av politikers karriärambitioner
Patrik Öhberg
Statsvetenskapliga förbundets årsmöte , Conference contribution 2003
Conference contribution

Svenskt bistånd stödjer förtryck
Patrik Öhberg
Sydsvenskan , Magazine article 2003
Magazine article

Änglar finns de? - En studie av politikers karriärambitioner
Patrik Öhberg
Statsvetenskpliga förbundets årsmöte, Umeå, Conference contribution 2003
Conference contribution


Personvalet – det kom, det sågs det…
Patrik Öhberg
Nordiska statsvetarförbundets årsmöte, Aalborg , Conference contribution 2002
Conference contribution

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