Center for the Study of Democracy
February 14-15, 2003

The Center is honored to host an international team of distinguished scholars who are examining the role of citizens and democratic processes in European Union before and after enlargement. The project is directed by Hans-Dieter Klingemann of the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB) and UC Irvine.

Introduction Democracy in the New Europe
Hans-Dieter Klingemann, WZB and UC Irvine

Part 1 Democratic Political Institutions

Political institutions of the EU before and after enlargement
Cees van der Eijk, University of Amsterdam 9;

Support of democracy in Europe
Bernt Aardal, University of Olso, and Ola Listhaug, University of Trondheim, Norway

Part 2 Elections and Political Participation

The policy agenda of political parties
Hans-Dieter Klingemann, WZB and UC Irvine

Citizen participation: Voting and beyond
Michael Marsh, Trinity College, Dublin

Support for political parties
Soren Holmberg, Goteborg University, Sweden

Membership in political parties and interest organizations
Bernhard Wessels, WZB

Part 3 Party Systems, Voting Behavior, and Political Representation

Party systems
Hans-Dieter Klingemann, WZB and Russell J. Dalton, UC Irvine

Election campaigns
Andrea Roemmele, University of Mannheim, and Ronald Holzhacker, University of Twente

Voting behavior
John Curtice, University of Strathclyde

Political representation
Jacques Thomassen, University of Twente; Soren Holmberg, Goteborg University; and Bernhard Wessels, WZB

Conclusions Prospects for Representative Democracy in the New Europe
Hans-Dieter Klingemann, WZB


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