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Research Brief 2021: “We, the Internet” – Global Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Internet

OQD’s latest Research Brief is now available! Researchers from the Institute of Social Sciences (ICS-ULisboa), from OQD and Observa (Observatory of the Environment, Territory and Society), present the main results of a public consultation, which aimed to understand the public’s positions on the future and governance of the internet. See …

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Policy Brief 2018: The Quality of Democracy in Portugal – Experts Opinion Results

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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Policy Brief 2017: A Proposal of an Index of Quality of Democracy

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

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Publication “Electoral Participation and Independent Candidature in Local Elections”

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

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Local elections in Portugal 2017: the strength of independent candidacies

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.

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Eurobarometer 86 shows an increase in Portuguese confidence in institutions

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

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Eurobarometer 86: Portugal is optimistic regarding the European Union

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

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Portugal in relation to the populist wave in Europe and around the world

Susana Salgado, reseacher at ICS-ULisboa,  says that «portuguese parties have integrated what could be fuel for populism».See link

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Special Issue of the Journal South European Society and Politics

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.

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Youth and politics in Portugal

The OQD project has focuses on the Youth in Portugal and their political attitudes and behaviour.

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Citizen’s Consultation – Evaluation of the first year of the XXI Government

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.

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Book in Preparation “The 40th Anniversary of the Portuguese Constitution”

(Scientific Organization, Marina Costa Lobo), published by the Assembly of the Republic.

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Book “The Quality of Democracy in Portugal: The Citizens’ Point of View”

What do the Portuguese people expect from democracy? How do they evaluate its multiple dimensions? This book answers these questions.

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How do the Portuguese view the Revolution of 1974, forty years on?

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?

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