"Evaluation of Democracy" Research Group (EvalDem)

Axe Politiques éducatives

Evaluation practices are now widely used to assess the functioning of democratic systems in charge of public policy implementation. In France such practices exist, but they are still underdeveloped. Through the “Evaluation of Democracy” research group, LIEPP aims to provide an interdisciplinary, comparative and innovative assessment of the democratic process leading to the implementation of public policies. The research will also investigate whether political responsibility - a cornerstone of representative democracy through the interaction between citizen-users and decision-makers -  is actually implemented in contemporary democracies, and especially in France. Finally, an inventory of institutional and democratic evaluation activities in France will be created in order to facilitate a well-informed discussion of the functioning and state of our democratic system.

As an example of some of the data on which EvalDem work depends, you can review the Chapel Hill Experts Survey (CHES) data.  Assistant Professor and EvalDem affiliate, Jan Rovny, is a principal investigator to the CHES project. Specific EvalDem publications have used the CHES data, for example, in evaluating the role of ethnic minority politics on the formation of democratic party systems in Eastern Europe, as well as in assessing the impact of immigration on party competition in Eastern Europe. Ongoing EvalDem projects are using the CHES data to estimate political responses to the economic crisis in Europe.

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Publications of the Research Group:

  • Abel FRANCOIS, Raul MAGNI-BERTON, Les effets de la réglementation du cumul des mandats de 2001, LIEPP Policy Brief, nº11, mars 2014
  • Abel FRANCOIS, Nicolas SAUGER, Le vote obligatoire est-il une bonne solution ? LIEPP Policy Brief n° 17, avril 2015
  • Emiliano GROSSMAN, Simon Persico, Introduire la proportionnelle pour restaurer la confiance en la démocratie ? LIEPP Policy Brief n°18, Paris, juin 2015
  • Filipe R. CAMPANTE, Quoc-Anh DO, Bernardo GUIMARAES, Capital Cities, Conflict, and Misgovernance , LIEPP Working Paper n°39, november 2015
  • Florence FAUCHER, Laurie BOUSSAGUET, Mobiliser des symboles pour répondre au terrorisme Policy Brief, n°28, novembre 2016
  • Jan ROVNY, Is Eastern Europe Uniformly Anti-Immigrant? Not so fast. LIEPP Policy Brief n° 24, March 2016
  • Jennifer M. LARSON, Cheating Because They Can: The Role of Networks in Informal Governance LIEPP Working Paper, n°62, décembre 2016
  • Kimberly MORGAN, Policing Markets: Campaigns against Irregular Migrant Labor in Western Europe LIEPP Working Paper, n°54, June 2016
  • Olivier ROZENBERG, Un petit pas pour le Parlement, un grand pas pour la Vème République. L’évaluation de la révision constitutionnelle de 2008. LIEPP Working Paper, n°61, décembre 2016
  • Quoc-Anh DO, Yen-Teik LEE, Bang Dang NGUYEN, Directors as Connectors: The Impact of the External Networks of Directors on Firms LIEPP Working Paper, n°52, April 2016
  • Sirianne DAHLUM, Carl Henrik KNUTSEN, Tore WIG, Who Revolt? Empirically Revisiting the Social Origins of Democracy LIEPP Working Paper, n°60, November 2016
  • Sylvain BROUARD, Les effets des attentats de 2015 sur l'opinion publique : Priorité à la sécurité, stabilité sur l'immigration & hausse souhaitée des dépenses publiques LIEPP Policy Brief n°22, janvier 2016
  • Verena KROTH, Valentino LARCINESE, Joachim WEHNER, A Better Life for All? Democratization and Electrification in Post-Apartheid South Africa LIEPP Working Paper, n°53, May 2016
  • Dimitri A. SOTIROPOULOS, How the quality of democracy deteriorates: Populism and the backsliding of democracy in three West Balkan countries LIEPP Working Paper n°67, juin 2017
  • Olivier ROZENBERG, Contributions de Thomas EHRHARD, Marie-Alice KERNEIS, Richard KISS, Audrey DE MONTIS. Réctions de Olivier FAURE, Dominique RAIMBOURG, Rémi SCHENBERG, Eric THIERS, Jean-Pierre SUEUR, Eric TAVERNIER. La révision constitutionnelle du 23 juillet 2008 a-t-elle renforcé le Parlement français ? Débats du LIEPP n°3, mars 2017