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Maria Solevid

Senior lecturer

Maria Solevid
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 1844

Room number: B548
Postal Address: Box 711, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 41123 Göteborg

Department of Political Science (More Information)
Box 711
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 411 23 Göteborg

About Maria Solevid


I work as a senior lecturer at the Department of Political Science and as a principial investigator at the SOM institute (www.som.gu.se). I'm also a member of the Swedish National Election Studies Program (www.valforskning.pol.gu.se). Together with Henrik Ekengren Oscarsson, I’m the chair of the Elections, Opinion and Democracy workshop at the Department of Political Science.

I was awarded my Ph.D. in political science in 2009 from University of Gothenburg on a doctoral thesis titled “Voices from the Welfare State. Dissatisfaction and Political Action in Sweden”.

Areas of interest

My primary fields of interest include political behavior, public opinion and political psychology. My research focuses on political participation, both electoral and non-electoral participation. I have a general interest in how perceptions of government (such as policy dissatisfaction or percpetions of corruption) affect political participation, the issue of political inequality in political participation, and how political participation varies across generations. I also have great interest in survey methodology.

Current research

I'm currently involved in the project "The politics of anxiety" (project leader Lena Wängnerud). In this project, we investigate why there are differences in levels of anxiety between men and women and what the consequences of anxiety on political behavior are. I'm also involved in article projects investigating the effects of corruption on turnout.

From 2017, I will also do research within AgeCap and more specifically, my research will focus on capability and political participation among senior citizens.

Within my work as a principal investigator at the SOM Institute, I headed the SOM survey to expartriated Swedes in 2014 and will head the local SOM survey in Gothenburg 2016/17. Within these project, I'm, interested in political participation among expatriated Swedes as well as local political participation in Gothenburg.

Teaching and tutoring

I primarily teach within the master program in political science. Since 2007, I’m the course coordinator of the master's course ”Applied Statistical Analysis” (SF2321). I’m member of the thesis examiner committee on the undergraduate level in political science. I also work as advisor of both bachelor and master thesis within my fields of interest.



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Sverige oroar sig
Henrik Oscarsson, Maria Solevid
Fragment, Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Mobilizing and numbing effects of anxiety
Monika Djerf-Pierre, Maria Solevid, Lena Wängnerud
Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 2-5, 2015, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution


Does Politicization of Corruption Affect Voter Turnout?
Andreas Bågenholm, Stefan Dahlberg, Maria Solevid
Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, August 28-31 2014, Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution


Perceptions of Corruption and Political Participation
Bo Rothstein, Maria Solevid
Paper presented at Annual Conference of Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 11-14 2013 , Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution

Does Corruption Suppress Voter Turnout? A Multi-level Approach
Stefan Dahlberg, Maria Solevid
Stepping Stones. Research on Political Representation, Voting Behaviour, and Quality of Government, Göteborg, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book


Citizens’ Political Participation – A Case of Institutional Inequality
Maria Solevid
Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, New Orleans, August 30-September 2, Conference contribution 2012
Conference contribution

Tracing a new political cleavage. The wolf issue in Sweden
Linda Berg, Maria Solevid
Annual Meeting of the Swedish Political Science Association, Conference contribution 2012
Conference contribution

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