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Damien Bol

Lecturer in Political Behaviour

damien bol

Department of Political Economy

King’s College London

Strand Campus

Bush House (North East Wing)

30 Aldwych

London WC2B 4BG

Room number: 

9.14 Bush House (North East Wing)

Office Hours: 

Tuesday: 16.30pm-17.30pm
Wednesday: 11.00am-12.00pm


Dr. Damien Bol joined the Department of Political Economy as a Lecturer in Political Behaviour in 2015. Prior to this, he studied and worked at the University of Montreal (Canada) and Louvain (Belgium).


• Comparing Political Systems

• Statistics for Political Science 2

• Elections and Voting Behaviour

• Public Policy Internship


Dr Bol's research lies at the intersection of political behavior, political economy, and comparative politics. He uses experimental and quasi-experimental methods to study elections in established democracies. His research topics include voting behaviour, electoral systems, party strategies, and citizen satisfaction with democracy.


(Forthcoming) Which Matters Most: Party Strategic Exit or Voter Strategic Voting? A Laboratory ExperimentPolitical Science Research and Methods (with André Blais and Simon Labbé St-Vincent).

(2017) Political Scientists and Electoral Reforms in Europe and Canada: What They Know, What They DoElection Law Journal 6(3): 335–340 (with Camille Bedock and Thomas Ehrhard).

(2017) Votes for Women: Electoral Systems and Support for Female CandidatesPolitics & Gender 13(1): 107-131 (with Sona Golder, Laura Stephenson, Karine Van der Straeten, André Blais, Philipp Harfst, and Jean-François Laslier).

(2017) How to Survey About Electoral Turnout? The Efficacy of the Face-saving Response Items in Different ContextsPolitical Science Research and Methods 5(3): 575-584 (with Alexandre Morin-Chassé, Simon Labbé St-Vincent, and Laura Stephenson).

(2017) Ticket-Splitting in Mixed-Member Systems: On the Importance of Seat Linkage Between Electoral TiersWest European Politics 40(3): 584-597 (with Pedro Riera).

(2017) Making Votes Count in Parliament or Government? Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties 17(4): 389-412 (with Tom Verthé, Stefanie Beyens, and André Blais). 

(2016) Electoral Reform, Values and Party Self-interestParty Politics 22(1): 93-104.

(2016) Addressing Europe’s Democratic Deficit: An Experimental Evaluation of the Pan-European District ProposalEuropean Union Politics 17(4): 525-545 (with Philipp Harfst, André Blais, Sona Golder, Jean-François Laslier, Laura Stephenson, and Karine and der Straeten).

(2016) Still Lost in Translation: A Correction of three Misunderstandings between Configurational Comparativists and Regressional AnalystsComparative Political Studies 49(6): 742-774 (with Alrik Thiem, Michael Baumgartner).

(2015) The EuroVotePlus ExperimentEuropean Union Politics 16(4): 601-615 (with Jean-François Laslier, André Blais, Sona Golder, Philipp Harfst, Laura Stephenson, and Karine Van der Straeten).

(2015) The International Diffusion of Electoral Systems: The Spread of Mechanisms Tempering Proportional Representation across EuropeEuropean Journal of Political Research 54(2): 384-410 (with Jean-Benoit Pilet, and Pedro Riera).

(2014) The Impact of Election Outcomes on Satisfaction with Democracy under a Two-round SystemFrench Politics 12(1): 22-35 (with Laurie, Beaudonnet, André Blais, Damien Bol, and Martial Foucault).

(2013) Confronting Theories Based on Necessary Relations: Making the Best of QCA PossibilitiesPolitical Research Quarterly 66(1): 205-210 (with Francesca Luppi). 

(2013) From Niche to Mainstream Method? A Comprehensive Mapping of QCA Applications in Journal Articles from 1984 to 2011Political Research Quarterly 66(1): 175-184 (with Benoît Rihoux, Priscilla Alamos-Concha, Axel Marx, and Ilona Rezsöhazy).

(2011) Party Preferences and Electoral Reform: How Time in Government Affects the Likelihood of Supporting a ChangeWest European Politics 34(3): 568-586 (with Jean-Benoit Pilet).

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