Making Electoral Democracy Work

2015 Annual Conference 22-23, 2015
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2015 Annual Conference : Making Electoral Democracy Work

22-23 May, 2015

22 May
Sciences Po, 13 rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris 

23 May
CEVIPOF, 98 rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris


The event is co-organized by the CEVIPOF (Sciences Po Paris) and includes several LIEPP-affiliated participants. A detailed program may be downloaded here.


The Making Electoral Democracy Work project is an ongoing study of more than 20 elections in 5 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland) with the aim of understanding how electoral democracies actually function and why they perform better in some contexts. The project has two primary objectives. First, by observing different elections that operate under differing voting rules depending on the country and/or election type (national, supranational or subnatinal), involved researchers hope to observe how the behaviour of both voters and political parties vary depending on the type of rules under which they are held as well as on the salience and competitiveness of the elections. Second, researchers also want to understand why the rules impact the behaviour of parties and voters. To address these inquiries, the team has designed a series of innovative laboratory experiments.

This project consists of an interdiscipliary research team of economists, political scientists and psychologists from Canada, Europe, and the United States.

This year's Annual Meeting will involve several LIEPP affiliates, including: