Research Lab Democracy and Society in Transition

The declared goal of netPOL is to strengthen and expand the teaching and research area of political communication through the cooperation between the partners and partner universities and to put it into the focus of a broader and international group of interested parties.

The main topics of the network activities are european political education, election and political participation research, public affairs and lobbying, media research, mass media economic communication as well as strategy and network analyzes. These topics meet with broad public interest and are of great importance, both from the partner countries and the EU.


Here you will find the current exposés of the students as part of their PhD study, focusing on the following areas of research and are therefore also topic-leading for the dissertations:

  • European public
  • Political communication
  • New media
  • Party and election research
  • Digital democracy
  • Transformation processes in Central and Central Europe
  • Political education
  • Political participation
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