John Högström


Articles in journals

Högström, J. & Jerhov, C. (2024). On the frontline of democracy : poll workers’ evaluations of elections. European Political Science, vol. 23: 2, pp. 133-155.  

Jerhov, C. & Högström, J. (2024). Poll Workers in Sweden : Characteristics, Training, and Performance. Election Law Journal, vol. 23: 1, pp. 80-94.  

Högström, J. & Jerhov, C. (2023). Complaints Concerning Electoral Fraud and Administrative Inaccuracies : A Study of Complaints About the Parliamentary Elections in Sweden Between 2010 and 2018. Election Law Journal, vol. 22: 1, pp. 27-44.  

Högström, J. & Lidén, G. (2023). Do party politics still matter? : Examining the effect of parties, governments and government changes on the local tax rate in Sweden. European Political Science Review, vol. 15: 2, pp. 235-253.  

Högström, J. & Dahlberg, S. (2023). Does Changing an Electoral System to a Mixed System (Really) Affect Voter Turnout and the Party System?. Comparative Sociology, vol. 22: 2, pp. 259-279.  

Högström, J. , Blais, A. & Plescia, C. (2022). Do voters prefer more parties on the ballot?. Acta Politica, vol. 57: 3, pp. 459-471.  

Blais, A. , Plescia, C. , Högström, J. & Peloquin-Skulski, G. (2021). Do (many) voters like ranking?. Party Politics, vol. 27: 6, pp. 1223-1228.  

Lundell, K. & Högström, J. (2021). Institutions or the Societal Setting? : Explaining Invalid Voting in Local Elections in Sweden. Scandinavian Political Studies, vol. 44: 3, pp. 280-298.    

Högström, J. (2021). What characteristics affect early voting? : The case of Sweden. European Political Science, vol. 20: 2, pp. 281-296.    

Plescia, C. , Blais, A. & Högström, J. (2020). Do People Want a ‘Fairer’ Electoral System? An Experimental Study in Four Countries. European Journal of Political Research, vol. 59: 4, pp. 733-751.    

Högström, J. (2019). The Gender-Representation Gap in Radical Right Parties : Is There Any Contagion Effect from Parties with Small Gaps?. Comparative Sociology, vol. 18: 1, pp. 66-93.  

Högström, J. (2018). does closeness matter for voter turnout in proportional systems? : an examination at the local level in Sweden. European Political Science, vol. 7: 4, pp. 571-586.  

Högström, J. (2017). Political Competition in Sweden 1976-2014 : A Comparative Analysis at the Local Level. Comparative Sociology, vol. 16: 4, pp. 499-522.  

Högström, J. (2016). The Effect of Gender Quotas in the First Decade of the Twenty-first Century : A Global Comparison. Comparative Sociology, vol. 15: 2, pp. 179-205.  

Högström, J. (2015). Do Development and Democracy Positively Affect Gender Equality in Cabinets?. Japanese Journal of Political Science, vol. 16: 3, pp. 332-356.  

Högström, J. (2014). Democracies in Crisis. Contemporary Politics, vol. 20: 4, pp. 402-420.  

Högström, J. (2013). Classification and Rating of Democracy : A Comparison. Taiwan Journal of Democracy, vol. 9: 2, pp. 33-54.    

Högström, J. (2013). Does the Choice of Democracy Measure Matter? : Comparisons between the Two Leading Democracy Indices, Freedom House and Polity IV. Government and Opposition, vol. 48: 2, pp. 201-221.    

Högström, J. (2012). Women's Representation in National Politics in the World's Democratic Countries : A Research Note. Journal of Women, Politics & Policy, vol. 33: 3, pp. 263-279.  

Chapters in books

Högström, J. (2019). Explaining the Variation in the Quality of Democracy by Using Quantitative Methods. In SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2. London : Sage Publications.  

Dahlberg, S. & Högström, J. (2018). Förtidsröstning 2018. In Snabbtänkt : reflektioner från valet 2018 av ledande forskare. Sundsvall : Mittuniversitetet, DEMICOM. pp. 45-46.

Conference papers

Högström, J. (2018). What Explains Early Voting and Does Early Voting Increase Voter Turnout?. In Proceedings.

Högström, J. (2017). The Gender-Representation Gap in Radical Right Parties : The Case of the Sweden Democrats. In Proceedings. Chicago :

Högström, J. (2016). Closeness of the election and voter turnout : an examination at the local level in Sweden. Paper presented at the 74th annual MPSA conference, Chicago

Högström, J. (2011). Evaluating Political Systems : Focus on the Political Performance and the Quality of Democracy. Paper presented at the 6th ECPR General Conference University of Iceland Reykjavik,25th - 27th Aug 2011  

Högström, J. (2011). Quality of Democracy : A Comparative Study. Paper presented at the The first IPSA-ECPR Joint Conference; Whatever Happened to North-South? Sao Paulo 2011-02-16 - 2011-02-19  

Doctoral theses

Högström, J. (2013). Quality of Democracy Around the Globe : A Comparative Study. Dis. Sundsvall : Mid Sweden University, 2013 (Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis : 137)  


Plescia, C. , Blais, A. & Högström, J. (2020). Voters dislike disproportionality in electoral systems – even when it benefits the party they support.

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