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Dr. Andrea Fumarola is currently Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Comparative Politics where he also works on The Politics of Inequality Project directed by Dr. Yvette Peters and funded by the Trond Mohn stiftelse (Trond Mohn Foundation, formerly known as Bergen Science Foundation).

He has been co-coordinator of the Department's research group on Citizens, Opinion and Representation (MOR) from December 2020 to April 2021.

He got a PhD in Political Science on July 2017 from LUISS 'Guido Carli' University in Rome (Italy) with a thesis entitled "Beyond Economy: Determinants of Electoral Accountability in Central and Eastern Europe (1993-2015)" whose aim was going beyond the traditional assumptions of economic voting theory to analyse the non-economic determinants of accountability in all democratic elections held between 1993 and 2015 in eleven EU member States belonging to the former socialist bloc.

In 2016 he won a grant for Visiting research fellows and project interns at the Electoral Integrity Project directed by Prof. Pippa Norris and based at the Department of Government and International Relations of the University of Sydney, Australia. There he worked as Research Assistant on the main project but he also conducted a research project on electoral integrity and electoral accountability in Central and Eastern Europe that was presented in the EIP weekly seminar.

He also won a grant for Visiting researchers at GESIS Eurolab in Cologne (Fall 2016) where he conducted a research project on immigration and voting behaviour presented in the Eurolab research seminar.

In 2014 he collaborated with the LUISS International Center on Democracy and Democratization (ICEDD) directed by Prof. Leonardo Morlino. He worked as Research assistant on the Data Archive on Democracies project directed by Dr. Mario Quaranta.


2020 | Norwegian University Centre in Paris, CUNP (France)
Grant for Visiting research fellow

2019 and 2020 | Meltzer Research Fund and University of Bergen (Norway)
Grant for Research Dissemination 

2016 | EUROLAB - GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (Germany)
Grant for Visiting Researcher 

2016 | The University of Sydney and The Electoral Integrity Project (Australia)
Grant for Visiting research fellow and Project intern

2013 | LUISS University and Ministry of Education, University and Research (Italy)
Full 3-year PhD Scholarship

2011 | European Social Fund 2007-2013 Project (Apulia Region and European Union)
Full 1-year Master Degree Scholarship

BLOG ARTICLES (in English)

7. Fumarola, A. (24.08.2020), Rethinking immigration as an issue in the European Union and its consequences for government accountability on LSE European Politics and Policy (Europp)

6. Fumarola, A. (08.10.2019), Prospective vs Retrospective Voting: Reflections from Two Norwegian Surveys on Saktuelt

5. Fumarola, A. (18.09.2018), Electoral Integrity as a Dimension of Government Performance Evaluation on Saktuelt

4. Fumarola, A. (07.02.2018), Why the media helps make Hungarian elections so predictable on LSE European Politics and Policy (Europp) and Democratic Audit UK

3. Fumarola, A. (11.04.2017), The European Union has an obligation to protect civil society in Hungary on LSE European Politics and Policy (Europp)

2. Fumarola, A. and Marinov, N. (03.05.2016), Bulgaria's new voting reforms risk undermining the country's electoral process on LSE European Politics and Policy (Europp)

1. Fumarola, A. (21.03.2016), Fidesz and electoral reform: How to safeguard Hungarian democracy on LSE European Politics and Policy (Europp) and Democratic Audit UK

A.Y. 2018/19
University of Bergen, Department of Comparative Politics

- Democratic Representation: Elections, Parliaments, Responsiveness (SAMPOL339)
  Lecturer and co-coordinator (designing course structure, readings, assignments, grading)
  MA Course in Comparative Politics (10 ECTS, in English)

A.Y. 2015/16 - 2016/17
LUISS ‘Guido Carli’ University, Department of Political Science

- International Public Policies
  Teaching associate (supervising seminar sessions, grading assignments and exams)
  MA course in International Relations (8 ECTS, in Italian)

- International Public Policies
  Teaching associate (supervising seminar sessions, grading assignments and exams)
  MA course in International Relations (8 ECTS, in English)

- Political Science
  Teaching associate (supervising seminar sessions, grading assignments and exams)
  BA course in Political Sciences (8 ECTS, in Italian)

Peer-reviewed articles

4. Fumarola A. (2020) ‘The ‘sanction‑policy’ linkage from the perspective of citizens and the role of the party system’. Acta Politica (Online First).
DOI: 10.1057/s41269-020-00155-7

3. Fumarola A. (2020) ‘Making the government accountable: rethinking immigration as an issue in the European Union’. European Politics and Society (Online First).
DOI: 10.1080/23745118.2020.1752453

2. Fumarola A. (2018) ‘The Contexts of Electoral Accountability: Electoral Integrity Performance Voting in 23 Democracies’. Government & Opposition 55(1): 41-63.
DOI: 10.1017/gov.2018.13

1. Fumarola, A. (2016) ‘Much more than Economy: Assessing Electoral Accountability in the CEE Member States’. Politics in Central Europe 12(2): 51-68.
DOI: 10.1515/pce-2016-0012


Scientific reports

Peters, Y., Broderstad, T.S., Fumarola, A., Helliesen, M.S. & Panov, T. (2020), ”The Panel of Elected Representatives. Results from the Second Round” (in Norwegian), University of Bergen

During the Postdoc Fellowship Andrea will extend his research interests focusing on the relationship between responsiveness, congruence and issue competition in Norway and Europe, analysing correspondence between voters' and representatives' preferences on specific issues and attitudes.
Other ongoing projects focus on individual- and country-level heterogeneities in electoral accountability and trust in Europe and beyond.

Recent research outputs have been presented in several international conferences and workshop:

- European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference
  Virtual Event (24-28 August 2020)

- Workshop ‘The Roots of Political Inequality and the Working of Democratic Representation’ 
  Centre Universitaire de Norvège à Paris, CUNP – Paris, France (24-25 October 2019)

- European Survey Research Association (ESRA) Biennial Conference
  University of Zagreb - Zagreb, Croatia (15-19 July 2019)

- European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Joint Sessions
  Université catholique de Louvain in Mons – Mons, Belgium (8-12 April 2019)

- Workshop for a Routledge edited volume on Political Risk
  University of Applied Science BFI - Vienna, Austria (20 September 2018)

- International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Congress
  Convention and Exhibition Center - Brisbane, Australia (21-25 July 2018)

- Workshop ‘Political Inequality, and how Representative Democracy Functions’ 
  Harvard Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation – Boston, USA (7-8 June 2018)

- European Community Studies Association - Canada (ECSA-C) Biennial Conference
  Hilton Hotel - Toronto, Canada (9-11 May 2018)

- Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Conference
  Palmer House Hotel – Chicago, USA (5-9 April 2018)

- The Digital Social Science Core Facility (DIGSSCORE) research seminar
  DIGSSCORE and University of Bergen – BergenNorway (28 November 2017)


PhD in Political Science (2017)
LUISS University, Rome - Italy
Dissertation: Beyond Economy: Determinants of Electoral Accountability in Central and
Eastern Europe (1993-2015)
 - submitted on 15.12.2016 and defended on 10.7.2017
Advisor: Prof. Leonardo Morlino

MA in Parliament and Public Policies (2012)
LUISS School of Government, Rome - Italy

MA in Mass Media and Politics (2011)
University of Bologna, Forli - Italy


Research methods training courses:

Analyzing Comparative Longitudinal Survey Data Using Multilevel Models
Barcelona Summer School in Survey Methodology - July 2019, Pompeu Fabra University

Causal Inference II: Survey Experiments
Barcelona Summer School in Survey Methodology - July 2019, Pompeu Fabra University

Bayesian Measurement
Department of Comparative Politics - October 2018, University of Bergen

Advanced Topics in Applied Regression: Modelling Issues
ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques - July 2015, University of Ljubljana