List of research projets in which CEVIPOL members are involved :
Political and Social Actors CEE-Russia-Caucasus
Since 2005, research and analysis are carried out on the profound political, economic and social transitions experienced in the post-Soviet space, through a comprehensive approach that focuses on the actors, along the lines of a Weberian model. One axis of this project centers on mobilizations of various natures (politics, identity, religion), in particular in the North Caucasus, which has recently been affected by two post-Soviet Chechen conflicts and persistent transversal violence. A second axis is concerned with the analysis of political parties in Russia through the study of the party system in a Russian province. Comparative analyses are also carried out through the organization of seminars and the invitation of researchers from post-Soviet states.
ARC Resisting Europe
Research project on Euroscepticism and resistances to European integration
Democracy Online Papers
Enquête sur les anciens membres du Parti Socialiste
Candidates in Belgium - European, national, regional and federal elections
The contemporary Caucasus under the strain of the post-post Soviet mutations
This project is divided along several axes:
- A first axis tackles directly the preparation of the Olympic Games in Sochi and the issues at stake of this preparation, that have an impact on the domestic political scene and on Russian-Caucasian relations
- A second axis focuses on the political economy of conflicts in the region
- A third axis covers the relationship between conflict and states
Members and activists of political parties.
Research project on the evolution of party membership and the profile and motivations of party members and activists in Europe.
National Parliamentary Representation in Europe. Comparing Belgium-France-Eastern and Central Europe
Participation and Representation in contemporary democracies. A comparative analysis of relations between citizens and the State
State of Democracy
RECON is an Integrated Project supported by the European Commission’s Sixth Framework Programme for Research, Priority 7: Citizens and governance in a knowledge-based society (2007-2011).
The purpose of this international research programme is to investigate the beliefs of the members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and what they do with these beliefs. Research questions include: Are European elites more secularized than everyday EU citizens? What effects does religion have on the political socialisation of MEPs (cross-party structures, religious lobbies) and, conversely, what is the EP’s influence on religion? How do religion, coalition- and decision-making interact at the European level?