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The Concept, Origins, and Effects of Issue Ownership

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Governance Salon featuring Stefaan Walgrave, University of Antwerp

Issue ownership refers to the association of particular public policy issues with particular political parties. Walgrave examines the concept in an international comparative context.

Stefaan Walgrave is a professor of Political Science at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). He received his Ph.D. in 1995 from the KULeuven. He has been teaching political science since 1996. His research interests are social movements, political participation, political communication and elections. He has published on these topics in journals as European Journal of Political Research, Political Communication, Comparative Politics, Mobilization, Journal of European Public Policy, Social Forces, Journal of Communication, American Journal of Political Science, etc.

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