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403, 2019

Parliamentary Elections in Estonia – A Triumph of Online Voting

March 4th, 2019|

By Martin Mölder (University of Tartu)

The Estonian parliamentary elections that ended on Sunday can be considered both exceptional or rather commonplace, depending on how one looks at the results. The same could be said about possible coalitions that can form in the aftermath.
The elections were exceptional first and foremost because of the very high level […]

2502, 2019

Moldovan parliamentary elections: between oligarchs’ money and fresh politicians’ hopes

February 25th, 2019|

By Vladislav Șaran (Independent Analytical Center “Spirit Critic”)

On 24 February, citizens of the Republic of Moldova were invited to express their right to vote having a choice between the old political class and new politicians. Looking at the results, the new Parliament will have 4 political parties: namely, the Socialist Party (PSRM) (35 mandates), Democratic […]

2701, 2019

Newspaper interview (Georgia)

January 27th, 2019|

Interview on “Political polarization” for Voice of America

2501, 2019

Workshop in Spain

January 25th, 2019|

Workshop on “Policy Analysis in Spain” at the Barcelona Institute for International Studies (IBEI) in Spain.

2101, 2019

Chronicle of a crisis foretold: the Gordian Knot of the Swedish Riksdag

January 21st, 2019|

By Kjetil Duvold (Dalarna University)

Sweden’s former Prime Minister Olof Palme once said that ‘politics is to want something’. For many people, Palme epitomised the classic Swedish welfare model of long-term and comprehensive social and economic planning, agreement between labour and capital, and a great deal of social consensus. But his assassination on a cold Stockholm […]

1401, 2019

ECPR/ODIHR Winter School (Poland)

January 14th, 2019|

Co-director at the 1st European Consortium for Political Research/Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Winter School on “Parties and Democracy” in Warsaw.

1201, 2019

OSCE/ODIHR Annual Meeting (Poland)

January 12th, 2019|

OSCE/ODIHR Annual Meeting of the Core Group of Experts on Political Parties (Warsaw).

901, 2019

Talk in Sweden

January 9th, 2019|

Presentation at the V-Dem Institute of the University of Gothenburg (Sweden).

2112, 2018

Presentation in Georgia

December 21st, 2018|

Presentation on “The Causes and Consequences of Political Polarization” at the “Communicathon 2018, organised by DRI (Democracy Reporting International) in collaboration with GYLA (Georgian Young Lawyers Association) and Forset in Tbilisi.

1712, 2018

First Coalition Minority Government in Slovenia: 100 days evaluation

December 17th, 2018|

By Alenka Krašovec (University of Ljubljana)

A bit more than three months after the elections in June 2018, a new government in Slovenia was formed on 13 September 2018. Given the PR electoral system and rather low parliamentary threshold (4 %), another coalition government in Slovenia was not a surprise. However, some novelty can be detected […]