Research Focus

The Department for European Policy and Democracy Studies (DED) deals with current issues in European policy and the study of democracy from a political science and sociological perspective.

The team members are concerned with researching the complex interplay of political institutions and actors in the EU multi-level system, as well as analyzing the implications of this system on European societies. The department’s research generates knowledge and expertise that supports processes of democracy development and the transformation of political systems in the European context.

Through well-founded empirical research the department provides political actors information, data and scenarios for decision-making and impulses for dealing with current challenges in Europe. Innovative methods, both qualitative and quantitative, comparative and transdisciplinary approaches as well as the dialogue with societal and political stakeholders are central cornerstones of the department’s working methods.

Currently, the research fields and research expertise of the department’s team members include the following areas:

Forschungsgrafik

Publications

Kindermann, P.; Meyer S. (2022). Zu Gegenwart und Zukunft der EU: Perspektiven regionaler Parlamentsabgeordneter. In: Peter Hipold und Kollegen, Österreich und die EU im Umbruch – eine Nachlese zur Festschrift für Heinrich Neisser: 74-80, Faclutas, Wien

Ajanovic, E.; Fritsch, K.; Zahorka, F. (2021). Digital verbunden Formen politischer Partizipation von Jugendlichen in Niederösterreich. Momentum Quarterly - Zeitschrift für sozialen Fortschritt, 10: 66-84

Ajanovic, E.; Hunklinger, M. (2021). Voting Right? Analyzing Electoral Homonationalism of LGBTIQ* Voters in Austria and Germany. Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society, jxab014: https://doi.org/10.1093/sp/jxab014

Guérot, U. (2021). After the pandemic: a republic of Europe - what would it mean. In: Foundation for European Progressive Studies, Our European Future: 221-226, T/T Productions Ltd, London

Kindermann, P.; Meyer, S. (2021). Demokratisierungsstrategien in der Debatte zur Zukunft der EU: Perspektiven regionaler Parlamentsabgeordneter. In: Peter Hilpold, Andreas Raffeiner, Walter Steinmair, Rechtsstaatlichkeit, Grundrechte und Solidarität in Österreich und in Europa. Festgabe zum 85. Geburtstag von Professor Heinrich Neisser, einem europäischen Humanisten: 479-504, facultas, Wien

Abels, G.; Hüttmann, M.; Meyer, S.; Lenhart, S.; (2021). The Committee of the Regions and the Conference on the Future of Europe. In: Gabriele Abels, From Takers to Shapers? Challenges for Regions in a Dynamic EU Polity: 22-44, EZFF Europäisches Zentrum für Föderalismusforschung, Tübingen

Meyer, S. (2021). Europapolitik durch die Brille österreichischer Landtagsabgeordneter. Wissenschaftlicher Blogbeitrag. Blog, online

Meyer, S. (2021). Holpriger Start, offener Ausgang. Die Konferenz zur Zukunft Europas hat begonnen. Gastkommentar Wiener Zeitung. Gastkommentar Wiener Zeitung

Donat, E.; Meyer, S.; Abels, G. (2020). European Regions Perspectives, Trends and Developments in the 21st Century. Transcript, Bielefeld

Guérot, U. (2020). Nichts wird so bleiben wie es war? Europa nach der Krise. Molden, Wien

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