OQD´s Policy Brief 2018 is now available online! Researchers from the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon present the main results of the survey applied to experts on the quality of democracy in Portugal. See document
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It is available online the OQD´s Policy Brief 2017, in which researchers from the Social Sciences Institute of University of Lisbon suggest the creation of an Index of Quality of Democracy (IQD) to analyze the performance of the Portuguese democracy. See document
In the recent number of the review “Portugal Social em Mudança” (2017), researchers from ICS-ULisboa present a brief reflexion on Portuguese democracy in the local level, pointing out to several dynamics and features of local elections. See document
Candidacies led by citizen groups were the fourth political force in the last elections. The expectation is that this trend will be repeated in the local elections this year.
Results of the Eurobarometer 86 national report, prepared by researchers from ICS-ULisboa and University of Aveiro, show an increase in Portuguese confidence in the Government and Parliament.See link
José Santana Pereira, researcher at ICS-ULisboa, points out that the Portuguese public opinion has calmed down regarding a period of great pessimism and great negativity. See Link
Susana Salgado, reseacher at ICS-ULisboa, says that «portuguese parties have integrated what could be fuel for populism».See link
In 2016, Marina Costa Lobo and António Costa Pinto organized a Special Issue for South European Society and Politics on the Meaning of Portuguese Democratization, 40 years on.
The OQD project has focuses on the Youth in Portugal and their political attitudes and behaviour.
To mark the first anniversary of the XXIst government, Prime Minister António Costa answered questions from citizens who participated in a study conducted by the Institute of Social Sciences, coordinated by Marina Costa Lobo.
(Scientific Organization, Marina Costa Lobo), published by the Assembly of the Republic.
What do the Portuguese people expect from democracy? How do they evaluate its multiple dimensions? This book answers these questions.
OQD project seeks to understand how the past influences political attitudes and behavior in Portugal: does the memory of democratization impact the way citizens view politics today?