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ProjectCrisis, Political Representation and Democratic Renewal: The Portuguese case in the Southern European context - CPR&DR

Funding Source: FCT - PTDC/IVC-CPO/3098/2014

Participant Institutions: CIES-IUL/ISCTE-IUL and IPRI-NOVA

Timeframe: 2016-2019

Abstract: The aim of this project is to examine the changes experienced by Portuguese democracy since the emergence of the 2008 economic crisis, from both a longitudinal and a comparative perspective. In particular, this research project has four main objectives. First, to depict how patterns of political representation have changed over time by analysing how the links between the electorate and its representatives have evolved since the 2008 crisis and the austerity policies that followed in Portugal and other Southern European countries. Second, to analyse the processes of partisan dealignment (or realignment) on several dimensions, but mainly its effect in the electoral arena. Third, to understand the impact of the crisis and austerity policies on the electorate’s democratic (diffuse and specific) support. Fourth, to scrutinise the comparative role of political parties, unions and new social movements in channelling participation and protest.

Members of the Team:

Ana Espírito­ Santo
Ana Belchior
André Freire (Coordinator)
Britta Baumgarten
Carlos Cunha
Cristiano Vezzoni
Eftichia Teperoglou
Elisabetta De Giorgi
Emmanouil Tsatsanis
Enrico Borghetto
Filipa Seiceira
Goffredo Adinolfi
Guya Accornero
Ioannis Andreadis
Irene Cortés
João Cancela
Jorge Almeida
José Dato
Lucia Medina
Mafalda Lobo
Marco Lisi
Maria Antónia Pires de Almeida
Conceição Pequito Teixeira
Maria da Paz Lima
Miguel Jerez Mir
Paolo Segatti
Pedro Silveira
Sérgio Correia
Sofia Silva
Susana Santos
Theodore Chadjipadelis
Tiago Fernandes
Tiago Carvalho
Tiago Tibúrcio
Vera Ramalhete
Yannis Tsirbas

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