Workshop ISPO

The Institute for Comparative Political Research has convened an informal workshop which should eventually produce a book entitled Party systems in the Western Balkans, edited by Peter Emerson and Věra Stojarová. Florian Bieber and Jakub Šedo will contribute to the volume. The first day of the workshop was dedicated to the scholarly public and brought presentations by Peter Emerson from the de Borda Institute and Daniel Bochsler from the University of Geneva. Emerson's seminar focused on the influence electoral systems have on the quality of democracy and Bochsler's lecture was entitled "Territorial structure of ethnic groups, political representation, and ethnic radicalisation in ethnically divided countries".