Maxime Vandenberghe


Maxime Vandenberghe 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, regionalism, 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 (1) to map the evolution of the communal conflict in Belgian politics (cabinet conflicts and politician’s rhetoric), and (2) to explain its prevalence.

Research focus

  • Federalism
  • Party politics

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Address: Universiteitstraat 8, 9000 Ghent

Phone:  +32 9 264 91 80


Twitter: @MaximeVdberghe