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Please see the list below for publications related to the party research program and its network of researchers.


On the 17th and 18th of September 2015, the Party Research Programme arranged a workshop on intra-party politics in cooperation with The Centre for European Research at the University of Gothenburg (CERGU).

Researchers from seven countries and 14 different institutions convened in Gothenburg over the 17th and 18th of September for the CERGU-Gothenburg Party Network workshop on intra-party politics. With the support of the Swedish Research Council and the Swedish Network for European Studies in Political Science, workshop participants discussed papers focused on various aspects of the internal dynamics of political parties, such as: sources of information on internal party politics, addressing and reconciling disagreements within political parties, and the electoral or other ramifications of internal tensions or divisions within parties.

Towards a Framework for Analysing Party Leadership Selection Nicholas Aylott and Niklas Bolin

Why are Members on the Way out of Their Political Youth Organization? Karina Kosiara-Pedersen

Intraparty Disagreement and the Survival of
Florence So

What Parties do in Parliament:
Improve ownership scores, follow, or lead public opinion?
Pontus Odmalm

Is Everyone Enjoying the Party?
Examining ideological incongruence among 10.000 Swedish party
Ann-Kristin Kölln and Jonathan Polk

Patterns of Party Change in Central and Eastern
Europe, 1990-2015
Raimondas Ibenskas and Allan Sikk

Understanding Intra-Party Politics through Text Analysis of Social Media:Three applications to the Italian caseAndrea Ceron

Maintaining Family Ties -
Preference divergence between sister parties
Zachary Green and Matthias Haber

Feminist Initiativ -Just another left party or something new?Sofie Blombäck and Jenny de Fine Licht


The Swedish political science journal Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, Nr 2 2015, is a special issue on the 2014 Swedish election from a party perspective. The issue is rooted in the post-election symposium that the party research program arranged in October 2014. Read the entire issue here (In Swedish).


Ann-Kristin Kölln has written a report for the 2014 Demokratiutredning.

The report concerns the implications of decreasing party membersihp for the role of political parties in representative democracy. Read the report (In Swedish):

Det sjunkande antalet partimedlemmar och demokratin




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