Policy Brief 2018: The Quality of Democracy in Portugal – Experts Opinion Results

OQD´s Policy Brief 2018 is now available online! Researchers from the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon present the main results of the survey applied to experts on the [...]

Policy Brief 2017: A Proposal of an Index of Quality of Democracy

It is available online the OQD´s Policy Brief 2017, in which researchers from the Social Sciences Institute of University of Lisbon suggest the creation of an Index of Quality of Democracy (IQD) [...]

Publication “Electoral Participation and Independent Candidature in Local Elections”

In the recent number of the review “Portugal Social em Mudança” (2017), researchers from ICS-ULisboa present a brief reflexion on Portuguese democracy in the local level, pointing out [...]

Local elections in Portugal 2017: the strength of independent candidacies

Candidacies led by citizen groups were the fourth political force in the last elections. The expectation is that this trend will be repeated in the local elections this year.