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.

Youth and politics in Portugal

The OQD project has focuses on the Youth in Portugal and their political attitudes and behaviour.

Book “The Quality of Democracy in Portugal: The Citizens’ Point of View”

What do the Portuguese people expect from democracy? How do they evaluate its multiple dimensions? This book answers these questions.

How do the Portuguese view the Revolution of 1974, forty years on?

OQD project seeks to understand how the past influences political attitudes and behavior in Portugal: does the memory of democratization impact the way citizens view politics today?