Dr Brenda Van Coppenolle

Department of Government
Dr Brenda Van Coppenolle

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Games, Strategy and Politics (GV210)

  • Parliamentary Studies (GV385)


Journal articles (8)

Van Coppenolle, B., (2022). Political Dynasties and Direct Elections in Bicameralism: Democratisation in the Netherlands. Electoral Studies. 76, 102454-102454

Van Coppenolle, B., (2020). Dynasties and Democracy: The Inherited Incumbency Advantage in Japan. By Daniel M. Smith. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2018. 384 pp. $65.00 (cloth).. Journal of East Asian Studies. 20 (1), 123-124

Van Coppenolle, B., (2020). How do political elites persist? Political selection, political inequality and empirical historical research. French Politics. 18 (1-2), 175-188

Cirone, A. and Van Coppenolle, B., (2019). Bridging the Gap: Lottery-Based Procedures in Early Parliamentarization. World Politics. 71 (2), 197-235

Van Coppenolle, B., (2018). Remembering One’s Representative: How District Magnitude and List Type Affect Candidate Recognition. Political Studies. 66 (3), 786-807

Cirone, A. and Van Coppenolle, B., (2018). Cabinets, Committees, and Careers: The Causal Effect of Committee Service. The Journal of Politics. 80 (3), 948-963

Van Coppenolle, B., (2017). Political Dynasties in the UK House of Commons: The Null Effect of Narrow Electoral Selection. Legislative Studies Quarterly. 42 (3), 449-475

Berlinski, S., Dewan, T. and Van Coppenolle, B., (2014). Franchise Extension and the British Aristocracy. Legislative Studies Quarterly. 39 (4), 531-558

Book chapters (1)

Van Coppenolle, B. and Smith, DM., (2022). Dynasties in Historical Political Economy

Grants and funding


Experimenting with Lotteries in Citizens Assemblies: Learning from Legislative Assemblies

British Academy

Political Lotteries in European Democratisation

European Research Council



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