2017 Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prize awarded by the journal of West European Politics for the article “Political Parties or Party Systems? Assessing the ‘Myth’ of Institutionalization and Democracy” (v. 40, 2017).
By Seán Hanley (University College London)
On 13 December, Czech President Miloš Zeman formally appointed a minority government led by the billionaire-politician Andrej Babiš, whose ANO movement emerged as the clear winner of parliamentary elections on 20-21 October, gaining 78 seats in the 200-member Chamber of Deputies.
The October elections saw no fewer than nine parties (including […]
By Eva H. Önnudóttir (University of Iceland) and Ólafur Th. Hardarson (University of Iceland)
An early election to Althingi, the Icelandic parliament, took place on October 28th 2017 – only a year after another early election in the fall 2016, and the third early election since 2008. In September 2017, Bright Future, which was first […]
Workshop on “Democracy in Europe one Year After Trump” in Berlin (Mercator Stiftung).
Keynote speech on “The Crisis of Political Parties and Democracy” at the 2017 International Model United Nations (NottsMUN) Conference in Nottingham (United Kingdom).