Money plays a big role in politics, but the rules that govern it vary widely. Fortunately for researchers, International IDEA recently updated their Political Finance Dataset, with some help from REPRESENT. Fernando Casal Bértoa played a key role in updating the data on Asia. The updated database now includes 74 political finance questions for 180 countries. It […]
Launch of the proposed global agenda for the renewal of representation
Populism isn’t just a threat to democracy – it may also be an opportunity, if we can work out how to harness it. That’s why REPRESENT co-hosted a conference in Brussels in June 2018, bringing together leaders form a variety of backgrounds to discuss how democratic institutions can respond to the threats and opportunities created by populism in […]
REPRESENT co-hosts 1st ECPR/ODIHR Summer School on Political Parties and Democracy
The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), in partnership with the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw and the Centre for the Study of Parties and Democracy, is organizing the 1st ECPR/ODIHR Summer School on Political Parties and Democracy from 9 to 15 July 2018 in […]
“Representation in the age of populism” gets underway
Our collaborative conference on Representation in the age of populism is now underway in Brussels, co-hosted by International IDEA, the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy, the OSCE – Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy. Find the livestream via the facebook page for International IDEA.
Blog: Populism – A matter of representation, context and communication
Esmeralda Bon, a doctoral researcher in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, reflect on key themes from REPRESENT’s recent conference, Political Parties in the Age of Populism. Esmeralda’s research focuses on public opinion and contemporary political communication strategies in the UK. The REPRESENT conference was an occasion for the necessary reflection and […]
Blog: Engagement as the “cure” for populism
Anna Silander, a doctoral researcher at the University of Nottingham’s School of Politics and International Relations reflects on REPRESENT’s recent conference. Anna’s research focuses on the evolution of right-wing populist parties in Europe. On 26-27 April, I attended the first international conference, Political Parties in the Age of Populism, by the Research Centre for the Study of […]
Seminar: The drivers of party system institutionalization in Africa’s young democracies
On May 3, Dr. Edalina Rodrigues Sanches from the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon presented her research at a REPRESENT seminar in Nottingham (co-hosted by the Nottingham Interdisciplinary Centre for Economic and Political Research). Edalina discussed her recent book, Party Systems in Young Democracies: Varieties of Institutionalization in Sub-Saharan Africa. For those that […]
You can “fix” populism in three minutes right?
At our public event on 26 April, we challenged ten leading academics, politicians, activists and practitioners to pitch their big idea for “fixing” populism… in three minutes. Some challenged the premise that populism was a problem that needed fixing, some looked for deeper causes and some put forward innovative options for renewing political institutions. All […]
And the winner is…
At our public event, one thing became clear: If you want to “fix” populism, you have get youth engaged in politics. After ten leading academics, politicians, activists and practitioners pitched their big ideas about how to respond to populism, the result of the audience vote was a tie! Our two winning pitches had something in […]
Populism: Can we fix it?
A public event, open to all. On April 26, 2018, from 17:30 to 19:00, at the Aston Webb Main Lecture Theatre, University of Birmingham The recent electoral success of populist candidates in developed and developing countries has triggered a surge in concern about populism, the state of democracy, and the future of political parties. At […]