Evaluation of Democracy Research Group (EvalDem)

Advanced democracies all face significant political crises and a decline in democratic legitimacy. Evaluation practices are now widely used to report on democratic systems that condition the implementation of public policies.

In France, the use of these practices exists, but remains so far weakly developed. This is why the "Evaluation of Democracy" Research Group (EvalDem) aims to provide an interdisciplinary, comparative and innovative evaluation of the democratic nature of the production process of public policies.

The research projects carried out by the axis rely on the expertise of academic actors, as well as the public sector and civil society in order to involve policymakers and citizens enrolled in the democratic process.

Associated research projects

Ongoing projects

Inclusive Democracies? Conceptualising and Measuring the Descriptive and Substantive Political Representation of Under-represented Groups in Democratic Parliaments (InclusiveParl) (2021)

Public opinion, democratic accountability and evaluation of defence: towards a new comparative research agenda (OPIDEF) (2020) 

Study of the characteristics of candidates in general elections in the United Kingdom since 1918 (2019)

Finished projects

Policy Agreement and Political Support 

The use of digital technology to Assess the Impact of Parliament on the Lawmaking Process 

Evaluating Anti-Corruption Policies

Ethnicity and Policy : Ethnic Group Identity, Political Competition and Policies Outcomes in Europe - ETHPOL

Baromètre des priorités politiques

Policy evaluation, media dissemination and public perception of government performance

« Symbolitique » - How to evaluate political symbols?

Voting and public policies – elections 2012

2014 Chapel Hill Expert Survey Data

New Perspectives on Institutional Change (2015)

The Dualization of Europe (2015)

Long-term Evaluation of Public Policies: An Historical Investigation Into Colonial Policies in French Western Africa and its Impacts on Modern Political Attitudes and Intra-state Conflicts (2015)

Evaluating the Impact of the July 2008 Constitutional Reform (2015 and 2016)

Evaluation de l'efficacité des aides à la presse (2015)

Who Owns the Media? Capital, Governance and Independence (2015)

Systèmes électoraux : quel impact, quelles régulations ? (2015)

Reception and Judgement of Socio Fiscal and Symbolic Policies (2016)

Independence and Quality of Mass Media in the Internet Age - MIRAGE (2017)

Etat de la démocratie (2017)

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