Political parties and party systems (multi-level perspective)

The working group “Political Parties and Party Systems – Multi-level Perspective” deals with the role of political parties and other political subjects in the process of interest representation in current European democratic systems, with special regards to the situation in the Czech Republic and in the Central and Eastern European democracies in the context of multi-level governance. The development of functions and the influence of political parties on local, regional, national and European levels are exposed to the comparative research study in this working group. Attention is also given to the process of Europeanization of political parties and its consequences from the European political party systems perspective. This working group also concentrates on interactions of political party systems on individual governance levels (local, regional, provincial, national, European).

Members of the working group: