GEM PhD School

Globalisation, Europe & Multilateralism

Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate

Jean-Benoît PILLET

Political & Social Sciences Faculty

Political Science Department - Political Sociology

(Professor - Potential PhD Supervisor)

Link to ULB ID Page

Academic Degrees & Titles

Professor in political science, Department of political science, Faculty of social and political sciences
Research Unit: Cevipol 

  • Assistant-professor in political science
  • Director of Cevipol
  • PhD in political science, Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) 

Research Area(s)

Elections, Electoral systems, West European Politics

Specific Research Interest(s)

Electoral system changes, electoral behaviors, personalization of politics


  • Elections and representation
  • Western Political Systems
  • Introduction to research methods in political science 

Suggested Fields of Inquiry

Electoral system changes, electoral behaviors, personalization of politics 

Overview of Publications

Pilet, Jean-Benoit, Changer pour gagner ? Les réformes des lois électorales en Belgique, Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, 2007.

Pilet, Jean-Benoit and Bol, Damien, "Party Preferences and Electoral Reform: How Time in Government Affects the Likelihood of Supporting a Change". West European Politics, 34:3, 2011.

van Haute, Emilie and Pilet, Jean-Benoit "Regionalist Parties in Belgium : victims of their own success ? ", Regional and Federal Studies, vol. 16, n°3, 2006, pp. 297-313.