Selected publications

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Peer-reviewed articles

Stockemer, Daniel, André Blais, Filip Kostelka, Chris Chhim, “Voting in the Eurovision Song Contest”, forthcoming in Politics 

Kostelka, Filip and André Blais, “The Chicken and Egg Question: Satisfaction with Democracy and Voter Turnout”, forthcoming in PS: Political Science and Politics.

Kostelka, Filip, 2017, “Does Democratic Consolidation Lead to a Decline in Voter Turnout? Global Evidence since 1939”, American Political Science Review,

Polk, Jonathan, Jan Rovny, Ryan Bakker, Erica Edwards, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Jelle Koedam, Filip Kostelka, Gary Marks, Gijs Schumacher, Marco Steenbergen, Milada Vachudova, and Marko Zilovic, 2017, “Explaining the Salience of Anti-Elite and Anti-Corruption Discourse in European Parties with the 2014 Chapel Hill Expert Survey Data“, Research and Politics 4 (1), p. 1-9.

Kostelka, Filip, 2017, “Distant Souls: Post-Communist Emigration and Voter Turnout”, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 43 (7), p. 1061-1083.

Blais, André & Filip Kostelka, 2015, “Decision to Vote or Abstain in the European Elections of 2014”, European Journal of Social Sciences 53 (1), 2015, p. 74-94.

Kostelka, Filip, 2014, “The State of Political Participation in Post-Communist Democracies: Low but Surprisingly Little Biased Citizen Engagement“, Europe-Asia Studies, 66 (6), p. 945-968.


Stephenson, Laura; Blais, André; Bol, Damien; Kostelka, Filip, 2017, “Making Electoral Democracy Work”, doi:10.7910/DVN/RR0NNQ, Harvard Dataverse, V1.

Kostelka, Filip, 2017, “Voter Turnout in New and Established Democracies 1939-2015”, doi:10.7910/DVN/MYSRXT.

Bakker, Ryan, Erica Edwards, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Jelle Koedam, Filip Kostelka, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Gijs Schumacher, Marco Steenbergen, Milada Vachudova, and Marko Zilovic, 2015, “1999-2014 Chapel Hill Expert Survey Trend File.” Version 1.1. Available on Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Reports & articles in journals with editorial review

Kostelka, Filip & Eva Krejcova, 2017, “The Kremlin Strikes Back: Russia’s Rising Influence in Central and Eastern Europe”, Inroads: The Canadian Journal of Opinion 39.

Kostelka, Filip, and Colin Scott, 2016, “The National Youth Election Survey Report: A Subgroup Analysis of Political and Civic Participation among Canadian Youth”, Report for Elections Canada on Youth Electoral Participation in the Canadian Federal Election of 2015.

Blais André, and Filip Kostelka, 2016, “How do Canadians rate the state of our democracy?”, Policy Options.

Book reviews

Kostelka, Filip, 2015, “The History of Compulsory Voting in Europe: Democracy’s Duty?” by Anthoula Malkopoulu (2014), Redescriptions 18 (2).

Kostelka, Filip, 2012, “Territory and Electoral Rules in Post-Communist Democracies” by Daniel Bochsler (2010), Czech Sociological Review 48 (3).

Kostelka, Filip, 2011, “The Quality of Democracy in Eastern Europe” by Andrew Roberts (2010), Revue française de science politique 61 (6)

Kostelka, Filip, 2011, “Post-Communist Welfare Pathways: Theorizing Social Policy Tranformations in Central and Eastern Europe” by Alfio Cerami et Pieter Vanhuysse (ed., 2009), Revue française de science politique 61 (4).

Kostelka, Filip, 2011, “Elections and Democracy after Communism?” by Erik S. Herron (2009), Revue française de science politique 61 (1).