Events

Workshops

Daniel Bischof is since 2018 co-convenor of the Comparative Politics Section of the Swiss Political Science Association.

In June 2018, Daniele Caramani organizes Summer School on "Populism" (Doctoral Programme "Democracy Studies"). 

Eri Bertsou co-organizes a workshop at the ECPR Joint Sessions in Cyprus on "The Technocratic Challenge to Democracy", Nicosia, April 10-11, 2018.

Daniel Bischof organizes a workshop on Field Experiments in Legislative Research, Zurich (CH). Funded by Graduate Campus Grant.

Daniel Bischof co-organizes a panel on "Identifying media effects on political outcomes", MPSA 2018 (Chicago).

On September 29, 2017 the chair of Comparative Politics hosts a book workshop on "The Political" with the author Stefano Bartolini (EUI, Florence). The programme can be downloaded here (PDF, 661 KB).

On October 5-6, 2017 Eri Bertsou and Daniele Caramani host a conference on "The Technocratic Challenge to Democracy", bringing together scholars from Europe and North and Latin America. The programme of the conference is available here (PDF, 530 KB)

On June 21, 2016 Daniele Caramani organizes a workshop on "Technocracy, Populism, and Stealth Democracy" (Doctoral Programme "Democracy Studies"). The programme can be downloaded here (PDF, 16 KB).

On September 17-18, 2015 the Chair of Comparative Politics hosted the conference on "The Nationalization of Electoral Politics: Frontiers of Research" bringing together scholars from Europe, Japan and North America to present papers to be gathered in a special issue of the journal Electoral Politics. The programme of the conference can be downloaded here (PDF, 1066 KB).

Talks and conferences

Talk by Daniele Caramani at the Carlos III - Juan March Institute, Madrid, October 26, 2018.

Talk by Daniele Carmani in ECPR panel on "Teaching Comparative Politics in the Populist Era", Hamburg, August 23, 2018.

Paper by Eri Bertsou and Daniele Caramani on "Citizens' Technocratic Attitudes", ECPR Joint Sessions, Nicosia, April 10-14, 2018.

Daniele Caramani is invited to speak about "The Populist and Technocratic Challenges to Party Democracy", Institute of Sociology, University of Berne, May 30, 2018.

Daniele Caramani speaks about "Bürgerinnen und Bürger als Experten", Aarauer Demokratietage, ZDA, March 18, 2018.

Daniele Caramani participates to a workshop on the future of party democracy, ARENA, Oslo, April 26-27, 2018.

Daniel Bischof (with Denise Traber). “Clutter: How much information do party manifestos contain?” To be presented at Manifesto Corpus Conference 2018 (Berlin).

Daniel Bischof (with Florian Foos). “When the Sun stopped shining: Identifying the effects of right-wing media consumption on public opinion towards immigration.” To be presented at MPSA 2018 (Chicago).

Daniel Bischof presents „Complexity & repetitiveness in political speech: a research agenda“ at University of Basel 2018.

Daniel Bischof (with Florian Foos). “Federalism and Party System Fragmentation: On the unintended consequences of increasing decentralization.” Presented at EPOP 2017 (Nottingham) & to be presented at SVPW 2018 (Geneva).

Daniel Bischof (with Markus Wagner). “Invasive Parties: Do voters polarize when extreme parties enter parliament?” Presented at EPSA 2017 (Milano), APSA 2017 (San Francisco). Workshops in Vienna & Aarhus. Invited talk in KCL.

Daniel Bischof (with others). “Pieces of the Puzzle: Coalition Formation & Preference Compatibility.” Presented at MPSA 2017 (Chicago) & EPSA 2017 (Milano).

Daniel Bischof (with Roman Senninger). “What Kind of European Union Oversight Do Voters Want from Parties?” Presented at MPSA 2017 (Chicago).

Daniel Bischof (with others). “Party Policy Diffusion in the European Multi-Level Space.” Presented at Multi-level Workshop 2017 (Mannheim).

Daniel Bischof presents "Invasive parties: Do voters polarize when extreme parties enter parliament?" at King’s College London 2017.

Daniele Caramani holds the "Hans-Dieter Klingemann in Comparative Politics" at the Center for the Study of Democracy, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, December 13, 2017.

Invited talk by Eri Bertsou on "Have People Had Enough of Experts?"" at Bocconi University, Dondena Seminar Series, November 14, 2017.

Daniele Caramani and Luca Manucci present a paper on "National Past and Populism" at a workshop on populism at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence, November 10, 2017.

Eri Bertsou presented the paper "Measuring Technocratic Attitudes among European Citizens" (with Daniele Caramani) at ISPP, 29 June-2 July 2017, Edinburgh, UK.

Eri Bertsou presented "What’s in Distrust? Revisiting the Concept and Measurement of Distrusting Political Attitudes" (with M. Bruter and S. Harrison) at EPSA, June 22-24 2017, Milan, Italy.

Paper by Eri Bertsou and Daniele Caramani on "Between Direct Democracy and Representation: the Case of Brexit", Jean Monnet Fellowship Programme @25, European University Institute, Florence, June 22-23, 2017.

Eri Bertsou has been invited to talk on 'Measuring Technocratic Attitudes Among Citizens in Nine European Democracies' at the Centre for Political Science Research, KU Leuven, May 2017. Leaflet (PDF, 237 KB).

Invited talk by Eri Bertsou on "Measuring Technocratic Attitudes Among Citizens in Nine European Democracies" at the Centre for Political Science Research, KU Leuven, May 23, 2017.

Paper by Nathalie Faoro on "Political Attitudes of Immigrants across Generations and Citizenship Regimes", at the ECPR General Conference, Prague, September 7-10, 2016.

Paper by Eri Bertsou on “Technocratic Shift during the Euro Crisis” at the APSA, San Francisco, September 2016.

Paper by Eri Bertsou on “Changing Models of Partisanship” at the EPSA, Brussels, June 2016.

Paper by Daniel Bischof (with Roman Senninger and Julian Hörner) on “The Nature of Parliamentary Oversight Instruments in EU Affairs” at the APSA, Philadelphia, September 01-04, 2016.

Paper by Lisa Carius-Munz on “Differentiating Party Identification: A New Concept Specification” at the ECPR General Conference, Prague, September 7-10, 2016.

Paper by Daniel Bischof (with Luca Bernardi and Ruud Wouters) on “Government Agendas and the Adaptation to Public Preferences” at APSA, Philadelphia, April 01-04, 2016.

Daniele Caramani will give a talk on "Populism and its Opposite?" at the NCCR Conference on Populism and Democracy, June 28-29, 2016.

Daniele Caramani will give a talk on “Cross-Territorial Party Politics in Europe: A Historical Perspective” at the “Transnational Partisanship Workshop” at the LSE on May 23-24, 2016.

Paper by Daniel Bischof (with Patrick Dumont and Kaare W. Strøm) on “Niche Parties between Policy, Votes and Office” at the EPSA Conference, Brussels, June 23-25, 2016.

Paper by Daniel Bischof (with Florian Foos) on “How do Mainstream Parties Respond to Credible Threats by Extreme Parties?” at the EPSA Conference, Brussels, June 23-25, 2016.

Paper by Luca Manucci on “Populism in Europe, 1970-2015: A Comparative Analysis” at the MPSA, Chicago, April 7-10, 2016.

Paper by Luca Manucci on “Populist Discourse as a Dependent Variable” at the ECPR Joint Sessions, Pisa, April 24-28, 2016.

Paper by Daniel Bischof “Are Parties Responsive to Protest? A Comparative Analysis in 12 Western Democracies” at the MPSA, Chicago, April 16-19, 2016.

Paper by Daniel Bischof on “Does Timing Matter? The Electoral Cycle and Parties’ Rhetorical Reactions to Protest” at the Dynamics in Party Competition Workshop, University of Vienna December 04-05, 2015.

Presentation by Eri Bertsou on 'What Aspects of Political Distrust Matter?' at the Workshop in Electoral Psychology, London School of Economics, November 2015.

Eri Bertsou has been invited to give a talk on 'Political Distrust from the Citizens' Perspective' at the Centre for Political Science Research, KU Leuven, November 2015.

Daniele Caramani has been invited to give a talk on "The Technocratic and Populist Challenge to Party Democracy", Cambridge University, European Research Seminar, November 12, 2015.

Paper by Daniel Bischof (with Roman Senninger) on "Confronted by Messages without Meaning? Readability of Party Manifestos in Austria (1970-2013)" at the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft Konferenz, Salzburg, November 27-28, 2015.

Daniele Caramani has delivered the annual talk of the CIS-Colloquium (Center for Comparative International Studies, ETH-UZH) from "Voting Rights in the Age of Globalization", June 10, 2015.

Daniele Caramani has been invited to deliver the opening lecture at the 25th anniversary of the Doctoral Programme at Leuphana University, Lüneburg (Germany), September 14, 2015.

Paper by Daniel Bischof (with Roman Senninger) on “Asking Questions in Complex Multi-Level Systems:Bringing the Party Back In” at the Elections, Public Opinions & Parties Conference, Cardiff, September 11-13, 2015.

Paper by Luca Manucci on “The Five Star Movement: a democratic tsunami or another one-man show?” at the ECPR Conference, Montreal, August 26-29, 2015.

Paper by Daniel Bischof (with Roman Senninger) on “Asking Questions in Complex Multi-Level Systems: Bringing the Party Back In” at the ECPR General Conference, Montreal, August 26-29, 2015.

Paper by Luca Manucci on “The Five Star Movement: a democratic tsunami or another one-man show?” at the CNRS-Paris-Sorbonne and the Center for Comparative Studies in Political and Public Communication, conference on “New Populisms’ Political Communication”, Paris, June 26-27, 2015.

Paper by Daniel Bischof (with Roman Senninger) on “Asking Questions in Complex Multi-Level Systems:Bringing the Party Back In” at the EPSA Conference, Vienna, June 25-27, 2015.

Paper by Luca Manucci on “New Populism - The Dark Side of Democracy?” at the conference on “The Current Populism in Europe: A Threat to Liberal Democracy?”, Prague, May 18-19, 2015.

Paper by Daniele Caramani on "From Nationalization to Europeanization" at the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 16-18, 2015.

Paper by Daniele Caramani on "Will vs. Reason: The Populist and Technocratic Challenge to Representative Democracy", ECPR Joint Sessions, Warsaw, March 30 - April 3, 2015.

Paper by Daniel Bischof on “Are Parties Responsive to Protest? A Comparative Analysis in 12 Western Democracies” at the Southern PSA, New Orleans, January 12-14, 2015.