Martin Rosema is assistant professor of political science at the University of Twente. His main tasks are in education (80 per cent): he teaches several courses about governance, democratic legitimacy, and European politics in the bachelor and master programmes in Public Administration (including MS&T) and European Studies, while also lecturing about research methods in the pre-master programme in Psychology. Furthermore, he teaches a university-wide minor about the governance of student organisations.

In his research, Martin currently focuses on themes like digital democracy (especially decision support systems, like voting advice applications), algorithmic governance, and the use of modern technology (e.g. brainimaging, virtual reality) to study emotions, political attitudes and behavioural change. His past research has focused primarily on elections and referendums, with a particular focus on the psychology of voting. He published on topics such as voter decision making, party attachments, strategic voting, electoral turnout, and local and national referendums.

Before joining our university, Martin studied Political Science (M.A.) at Leiden University and Social and Developmental Psychology (M.Phil.) at the University of Cambridge. In 2004 he received a Ph.D. degree from Leiden University on the basis of a thesis about the psychology of voting. He spent short periods as guest lecturer at University College Utrecht (2006) and Radboud University (2019).

During his time in Twente, Martin has held several board and editorial positions: he was co-editor of the academic journals  Res Publica (2007-2010) and  Political Psychology (2015-2018), co-director of the  Dutch Parliamentary Election Study (2006), and member of the governing council of the  International Society of Political Psychology (2008-2011) and the governing board of the  Dutch Political Science Association (2009-2015). Martin has frequently been consulted by media, national and local governments, and various other organisations for his expertise on elections and referendums.

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In his research, Martin Rosema currently focuses on themes such as digital democracy (especially decision support systems, like voting advice applications), democratic innovation, algorithmic governance, and the use of modern technology (e.g. brainimaging, virtual reality) to study emotions, political attitudes and behavioural change.

In Martin's past research, the topics of elections and referendums have been central, with a particular focus on the psychology of voting. He published on topics such as voter decision making, party attachments, strategic voting, electoral turnout, and local and national referendums. Other recurring themes in his past research are political psychology and the quality of representation. For more information about his past research activities, please refer to his personal webpage.

Publications

2021
2020
Measuring party attachments with survey questionnairesIn Research Handbook of Political Partisanship (pp. 123-140). Edward Elgar. Rosema, M. & Mayer, S. J.https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788111997

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Since joining the University of Twente in 2001, Martin Rosema has developed and taught about 30 different courses at bachelor and master level covering a broad range of topics in the fields of political science, governance studies, and research methods. Students have nominated him multiple times for the best teacher award.

Currently, Martin teaches several courses about governance, democratic legitimacy, and European politics in the bachelor and master programmes in Public Administration (including MS&T) and European Studies, while also lecturing about research methods in the pre-master programme in Psychology. Furthermore, he teaches a university-wide minor about the governance of student organisations.

For more detailed information about his teaching, please visit the Osiris website.

Courses academic year 2023/2024

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.

Courses academic year 2022/2023

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