1112, 2017

Iceland 2017: A new government from left to right

December 11th, 2017|

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 […]

2811, 2017

Workshop in Germany

November 28th, 2017|

Workshop on “Democracy in Europe one Year After Trump” in Berlin (Mercator Stiftung).

1711, 2017

International Model United Nations (UK)

November 17th, 2017|

Keynote speech on “The Crisis of Political Parties and Democracy” at the 2017 International Model United Nations (NottsMUN) Conference in Nottingham (United Kingdom).

1511, 2017

Visiting Lecture (Georgia)

November 15th, 2017|

Presentation at the International Black Sea University (Tbilisi) on the “Peril of Semi-presidentialism and the Future of Georgian Politics”.

1411, 2017

Presentation in Georgia

November 14th, 2017|

Presentation of the findings and conclusions of the DRI-GYLA (Democracy Reporting International-Georgian Young Lawyers Association) project on “Political Polarisation in Georgia” in Tbilisi.

211, 2017

Icelandic Althingi election 2017: One more government defeat – and a party system in a continuing flux

November 2nd, 2017|

By Ólafur Th. Hardarson (University of Iceland)

An Althingi election in Iceland took place on October 28th 2017 – only a year after the 2016 election. In September, Bright Future decided to leave their government coalition with the conservative Independence Party, and the new right-of-centre Reform Party. Bright Future claimed that a serious breach of confidence […]

2710, 2017

The 2017 parliamentary election in the Czech Republic: continuous fragility and the victory of an anti-establishment politics

October 27th, 2017|

By Vlastimil Havlik (Masaryk University) and Tim Haughton (University of Birmingham)

Two initial observations stand out with the first glance at results of the last parliamentary election that took place in the Czech Republic last week. First, confirmation of stability instability dating back to the 2010 “earthquake election”. Second, a clear victory of an anti-establishment party. […]

2610, 2017

The Longest Formation in Dutch history. Why did it take so long? What did it result in? And will that last?

October 26th, 2017|

By Simon Otjes (University of Groningen)

The Dutch elections were on March 15, 2017. 225 days, later a government was formed. That was the longest government formation period in the Netherlands. So why did the talks last so long? What did the talks result in? And will the coalition last?

Longest Formation Talks in Dutch History
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2410, 2017

TV interview (Georgia)

October 24th, 2017|

Interview on the “Catalonian crisis” in Spain for “PanoramaTVShow”, an Iberia TV (Georgian Television) Politics Show.

2110, 2017

Conference in Poland

October 21st, 2017|

Presentation about “Parliamentary Turnover and Party Crisis in East Central Europe” in Przemysl (Poland).