Professor of Political Science, University of Leuven, Belgium
Centre for Citizenship and Democracy
3000 Leuven, Belgium,
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Hooghe has published mainly on participation and political attitudes, and he holds an ERC Advanced Grant to investigate the democratic linkage between citizens and the state.
SSN Key Findings, October 2017
SSN Key Findings, November 2015
"The Rise of Engaged Citizenship: The Evolution of Citizenship Norms among Adolescents in 21 Countries between 1999 and 2009" (with Jennifer Oser). International Journal of Comparative Sociology 56, no. 1 (2015): 29-52.
Argues that citizenship norms are changing rapidly in advanced democracies, leading to a stronger emphasis on self-expressive engagement and a decline of notions of civic duty.
"A Comparative Analysis of 'Good Citizenship': A Latent Class Analysis of Adolescents' Citizenship Norms in 38 Countries" (with Jennifer Oser and Sofie Marien). International Political Science Review 37, no. 1 (2014).
Argues that high-status respondents with low political trust are more likely to adhere to engaged norms, but the country-level findings contradict expectations: engaged norms are less prevalent in highly developed stable democracies, and this casts doubts on the hypothesis that new engaged citizenship norms are predominantly found in stable highly developed democracies.
"Is Online Participation Distinct from Offline Participation? A Latent Class Analysis of Participation Types and Their Stratification" (with Jennifer Oser and Sofie Marien). Political Research Quarterly 66, no. 1 (2013): 91-101.
Argues that traditional socioeconomic status inequalities are reinforced in online political participation.
"Online Opportunities for Political Participation in the U.S. Do Not Alleviate Inequalities in Political Participation" (with Jennifer Oser and Sofie Marien), LSE American Politics & Policy Blog, September 19, 2013.