Molenaar MA, F.F.

  • PhD Candidate
  • Latin American political parties
  • Party law
  • Politcal finance
  • Political legitimacy
  • Comparative politics

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2727
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Politieke Wetenschap
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden

Fransje Molenaar MA is a PhD candidate with the Institute of Political Science. Prior to entering the PhD trajectory, she studied Political Science at Leiden University and Latin American Studies at the University of Amsterdam’s Centre for Education and Documentation of Latin America (CEDLA). She is a board member of the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS). Her work has appeared in West European Politics and the International Political Science Review.

Research Project - Designing the rules of the game: party law development in post-transitional Latin America  

Her research focuses on the norms regulating political parties in Latin American administrative and constitutional laws that have been developed since the region’s transition to democracy. She is particularly interested in whether or not these trends reflect shifting normative conceptions of party democracy held by political elites and society at large. A comparative longitudinal analysis of the design of party law identifies the trends in Latin American party law. Through case studies of several reform processes, she shows that different motivations for reform not only lead to different types of legal change, but that these motivations also determine the extent to which laws are designed to matter in practice.

CV Molenaar (2014)

Last Modified: 14-12-2015