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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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Omvalet - en prövning för den politiska jämlikheten
Mikael J Persson, Maria Solevid, Richard Öhrvall
Omstritt omval, Göteborg, SOM-institutet, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book


Measuring Political Participation. Testing Social Desirability Bias in a Web-Survey Experiment
Mikael J Persson, Maria Solevid
Annual Meeting, American Political Science Association, Seattle, September 1-4, 2011, Conference contribution 2011
Conference contribution

Fortsatt polarisering i vargfrågan
Maria Solevid, Linda Berg
Lycksalighetens ö. Sören Holmberg, Lennart Weibull och Henrik Oscarsson (red), Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2011
Chapter in book


Does Institutional Design Modify Patterns of Inequality in Political Participation
Maria Solevid
Paper presented at the XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Göteborg, Sweden, July 11-17 2010, Conference contribution 2010
Conference contribution

Gärna varg, men inte på min bakgård
Maria Solevid, Linda Berg
Nordiskt ljus. , Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2010
Chapter in book



An institutional approach to the relationship between welfare state targeted dissatisfaction and political action
Maria Pettersson
the 4th ECPR General Conference, Pisa, Italy 6-8 September 2007., Conference contribution 2007
Conference contribution

Vad gör medborgarna av sitt välfärdsmissnöje?
Maria Pettersson
Sören Holmberg och Lennart Weibull (red) Det nya Sverige. SOM-rapport nr 41. Göteborgs universitet: SOM-institutet,, Göteborg, Göteborg University, Chapter in book 2007
Chapter in book

The Relationship between Public Service Dissatisfaction and Political Action: Does Institutional Design Matter?
Maria Pettersson
Stefan Svallfors (red) The Political Sociology of the Welfare State. Institutions, Social Cleavages, and Orientations. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, , Chapter in book 2007
Chapter in book


Welfare State Targeted Dissatisfaction and Political Action
Maria Pettersson
XIV NOPSA-konferensen, Reykjavik, Island 11-13 augusti, 2005 , Conference contribution 2005
Conference contribution

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