Dandoy, Régis

Associate Research Fellow
Research Interests 

Comparative federalism and regionalism
Multi-level governance
Elections and voting behavior
Electronic voting


PhD in political science, Université Libre de Bruxelles
MA in political science, Université catholique de Louvain
BA in political science, University Saint-Louis - Bruxelles

Biographical Statement 

Régis Dandoy is an Associate Research Fellow at UNU-CRIS, working on issues related to sub-state regionalism and multi-level governance. He is also Professor of political science at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador), Guest Lecturer at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), and Adjunct Researcher at the Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan).

He obtained a PhD in Political Science in 2012 at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and did post-doctoral stays in Japan, Switzerland and Ecuador. He was previously hired as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Louvain and at Ghent University (Belgium) and as an Associate Professor at the Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan). He participated in missions of election observation in Latin America and Asia and is assisting several countries in their management of elections.

His main research interests deal with comparative federalism and regionalism, including processes related to multi-level governance, sub-national institutions and actors, as well as electoral processes and electronic voting. His recent publications include several journal articles on sub-national dynamics in elections in different countries and edited volumes on national and sub-national elections in Belgium and in Western Europe.