Background and activities

Pieter studies political conflict over European integration and globalization. His research addresses Euroscepticism as well as public debate in mass media, the internet and parliamentary settings. 

He is project leader for UNREP, on unelected representatives and their impact on liberal democracy in Europe as well as principal investigator for the project Trondheim Analytica, on what social media reveal about citizens' political preferences and partner in RECONNECT, on democracy and rule of law in Europe.

De Wilde studied political science at the University of Amsterdam and holds a PhD in political science from ARENA, Center for European Studies, University of Oslo (2011). From 2011 to 2016, he was a Senior Researcher at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center in Germany. He has been a visiting fellow at the University of Copenhagen, Stockholm University and the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University. Since 2016, He has been teaching and researching European politics at NTNU. 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • de Wilde, Pieter. (2021) Rebound? The Short- and Long-term Effects of Crises on Public Support and Trust in European Governance. The Palgrave Handbook of EU Crises.
  • de Wilde, Pieter. (2020) The Fall of the Spitzenkandidaten: Political Parties and Conflict in the 2019 European Parliament Elections. Assessing the 2019 European Parliament Elections.