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  • This article examines how institutions could contribute to democratic stabilisation and promotion. Until now, political and economic research has been conducted on independent administrative agencies as well as on most of the actors within the institutional and legal environment. This paper, however, focuses on two institutions, which have not been researched thoroughly: the Electoral...

  • This study explores the reasons behind the electorate’s voting attitude in the Alternative Vote referendum that took place in Britain, on May 5th 2001. To achieve this, it employs four different theoretical models (“cost-benefit”, “cognitive engagement”, “heuristics”, “mobilisation”) and focuses on individual voting behaviour. A...

  • Based on the democratic electoral reforms in Europe since 1945, the aim of this study is threefold. It researches, firstly, the processes that drive change in the electoral systems. Also, it poses the question how the occurrence of the particular processes differs, depending on their context and time. Finally, it explores the existence of any relationship between the nature of these processes...

  • This study elucidates how one of the most significant electoral laws in the United States, the constitutionally mandated reapportionment, affects political participation. Until now, research has been conducted for the legal and institutional arrangements that impact citizenship participation. In this paper, it is shown that redistricting may affect negatively voters’ turnout in the US...

  • On the basis of a distinction between transitional and institutionalised democracies, this article focuses on the factors that impact on candidates selection procedures and builds on the existing literature.  By reviewing the relevant growing body of literature, it identifies the existing hypotheses on candidacy selection procedures. It also enlightens the reader for the...

  • This report focuses on the emergence of new institutions related to the democratisation process in West African countries, that is the EMBs (Electoral Management Bodies). EMBs have provoked vivid debate for their active involvement both inside and outside the electoral cycle, their impact on policy implementation and the citizens’ demand to accountability and transparent political...

  • Based on Kitschelt’s theory about the success of radical right in Western Europe since the 1980s, this article sheds light on the new winning formula for the particular party family. During the 1980s the specific formula was a combination of neoliberal and authoritarian features, however, the political developments during the 1990s urged radical right parties to...