Maxime Vandenberghe

BiographyCredits: Eduard Delputte

Maxime is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science at Ghent University. He holds a master’s degree in Political Science - Belgian politics (2018, Ghent University). His main research interests are federalism, ethno-territorial politics, and party politics, with a particular focus on Belgium. Maxime currently prepares a PhD dissertation (FWO; 2019-2023) in which he combines these topics. Building on the literature on divided societies, consociationalism, federalism, and party politics, the goal of the study is to map the evolution of the ethno-territorial conflict in Belgian politics and to explain its prevalence.

Research focus

  • Federalism
  • Party politics

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  • Belgian federalism
  • Internship


Address: Campus UFO - Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41, 9000 Ghent

Phone:  +32 9 264 91 80


Twitter: @MaximeVdberghe