By Gianluca Piccolino (University of Trieste) and Leonardo Puleo (Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies) It is still unclear whether Mario Draghi will lead the next Italian government. The attempts to form another government led by Giuseppe Conte failed for the same reasons which led to the collapse of his second cabinet, namely the resoluteness of [...]
By Martin Mölder (University of Tartu) The new year in Estonian politics began with a political shock that came as a surprise to all and as a relief to many. Even though the 2019 parliamentary elections were won by the Reform Party, it did not get a chance to form a government back then. The [...]
Presentation at the International Workshop held at the University of Prague organised in commemoration of Kitschelt et al.'s (1999) seminal book.
Presentation on "Public Funding of Political Parties: What Is It Good For?" at the International Conference held by the National University of Mongolia (Ulaanbaator). View LINK
Co-director at the 3th European Consortium for Political Research/Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Winter School on “Parties and Democracy” in Warsaw. View LINK View PROGRAM
Webinar sponsored by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) on political crisis and constitutional reform in Kyrgyzstan
Article on the perils of direct presidential elections. View link
By Mihail Chiru (University of Oxford) The elections held this weekend produced the lowest turnout in Romania’s history: 33.3% and a number of outcomes which were not predicted by the opinion polls. This was supposed to be an election which would swiftly confirm the rule of the National Liberal Party (PNL, member of EPP) and [...]
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Report on "The Perils of Popular Presidential Elections". Download PDF (in Armenian) -- Download PDF (in English)
Seminar lecture at the Department of Political Sciences and Public Administration of the University of Valencia on "The Illness of Representative Democracy: Is There a Cure?"