elections


The US election and big data: an EUI perspective

People who perpetuate conspiracy theories about a fraudulent election are only too happy to point to erroneous polls as support for their claims. Now that it appears the US election is really over, EUI economists David Levine and Andrea Mattozzi offer some thoughts regarding political polling and election forecasts.

Shipwrecking democracy and the rule of law

Leading up to the 2020 elections in the United States, Professor of Law Martin Scheinin illustrates how weaknesses in the United States constitutional framework, especially with regard to the judiciary, threaten democracy and the rule of law.

Will Russia intervene in Belarus?

Russian intervention is possible, but at this point very unlikely. Much depends on the next steps of the protesters, the Belarusian regime, and major Western states.

Austria’s snap election: Is the Freedom Party (FPÖ) going to fade away?

In the wake of the 30 September Austrian general election, the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) experienced a sharp decline in votes. Lenka Dražanová, Research Associate at the Migration Policy Centre’s Observatory of Public Attitudes to Migration (OPAM), offers her analysis of why the FPÖ lost out.

The Greek elections

EUI Professor George Papaconstantinou, author of Game Over: The Inside Story of the Greek Crisis, analyses the recent parliamentary elections in Greece. The results, he argues, offer broader lessons on populism and for the European project.

Waking up to social Europe

Political scientists Ellen Immergut and Andra Roescu argue that the emphasis in the last European elections on big issues such as terrorism, the environment and immigration drew attention away from what is salient for most voters: a social Europe