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Johan Hellström

Johan Hellström is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Political Science and researching on political parties and governments in Europe.

Works at

Associate professor at Department of Political Science
Samhällsvetarhuset, plan 5, Umeå universitet, A5 58 23 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

Research and teaching
My research focuses primarily on political parties and governments in European parliamentary democracies, focusing on topics such as, government formation, government stability, political institutions and party behaviour.

I am currently leading the project Party Government in Europe Database. This project and previous research projects are available at the European Representative Democracy Data Archive.


I currently teach about political parties and goverments, social movements and research methods, as well as supervising and examine at both undergraduate and graduate levels.


I write at the Political Science blog On Power and Politics (mainly, but not exclusively, in Swedish).

Stockholm: SNS förlag 2021
Oscarsson, Henrik; Bergman, Torbjörn; Bergström, Annika; et al.
West European Politics
Walther, Daniel; Hellström, Johan
Coalition Government as a Reflection of a Nation’s Politics and Society: A Comparative Study of Parliamentary Parties and Cabinets in 12 Countries, London: Routledge 2020 : 127-146
Lindahl, Jonas; Hellström, Johan; Bäck, Hanna
Stockholm: Makadam Förlag 2020
Teorell, Jan; Bäck, Hanna; Hellström, Johan; et al.
European Journal of Political Research, John Wiley & Sons 2020, Vol. 60, (2) : 295-316
Thürk, Maria; Hellström, Johan; Döring, Holger
Government and Opposition, Cambridge University Press 2019, Vol. 54, (2) : 280-308
Hellström, Johan; Walther, Daniel
Liberal parties in Europe, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge 2019 : 310-325
Hellström, Johan; Walther, Daniel
West European Politics, Taylor & Francis 2019, Vol. 42, (3) : 593-617
Walther, Daniel; Hellström, Johan
Political Science Research and Methods, Cambridge University Press 2019, Vol. 7, (3) : 579-594
Walther, Daniel; Hellström, Johan; Bergman, Torbjörn
Snabbtänkt: reflektioner från valet 2018 av ledande forskare, Sundsvall: DEMICOM, Mittuniversitetet 2018 : 21-22
Bergman, Torbjörn; Hellström, Johan; Sandström, Camilla
Demokratins framtid, Stockholm: Sveriges riksdag 2018 : 269-297
Bäck, Hanna; Hellström, Johan
Politicising Europe: integration and mass politics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2016 : 156-180
Dolezal, Martin; Hellström, Johan
European Journal of Political Research, Vol. 55, (2) : 265-282
Hellström, Johan; Blomgren, Magnus
Comparative European Politics, Palgrave Macmillan 2015, Vol. 13, (3) : 345-375
Bergman, Torbjörn; Ersson, Svante; Hellström, Johan
West European Politics, Vol. 38, (3) : 741-742
Hellström, Johan
Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, Vol. 117, (2) : 261-278
Hellström, Johan; Bäck, Hanna
West European Politics, Routledge 2013, Vol. 36, (4) : 683-703
Döring, Holger; Hellström, Johan
Methodological Innovations Online, School of Sociology, Politics and Law, University of Plymouth 2011, Vol. 6, (2) : 71-102
Hellström, Johan
6th ECPR General Conference, Reykjavik, 25th - 27th August, 2011
Hellström, Johan; Bergman, Torbjörn
The Role of Political Parties in the European Union
Hellström, Johan
Statsvetenskapliga institutionens skriftserie, 2009:1
Hellström, Johan
Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 15, (2) : 189-207
Hellström, Johan
Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 15, (8) : 1127-1144
Hellström, Johan
Grundlagsutredningen 2007
Larue, Thomas; Hellström, Johan
Swedish Network for European Studies in Political Science Annual meeting, 15-16 Mars
Larue, Thomas; Hellström, Johan
Grundlagsutredningen 2006
Hellström, Johan
20th IPSA World Congress, Panel RC03.179 ‘The new EU Constitution and Referenda’, Fukuoka, Japan, 9-13 Juli : -
Hellström, Johan
ECPR´s 14th PhD Summer School on European Parties and Party Systems, Rijs, Nederländerna 13-24 September
Hellström, Johan
Statsvetenskapliga förbundets årsmöte i Stockholm, 7-9 oktober : -
Hellström, Johan

Research projects

1 January 2016 until 31 December 2019
1 June 2012 until 1 June 2019