Party Change and Party Development in Europe and Beyond

Muirhead Tower, Room 427
Wednesday 31st May 2017 (09:00-16:00)
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Chair: Tim Haughton and Daniele Albertazzi (POLSIS). Speakers: Various from POLSIS. External Speaker: Professor Reinhard Heinisch (University of Salzburg).


Programme of events
09.00 Welcome: Dr Daniele Albertazzi
09.15 Speakers:

  • Reinhard Heinisch (Salzburg): "The New Mass Parties? Do Radical Right Populists Challenge the Conventional Understanding of Party Development?"
  • Daniele Albertazzi: "No Federalism Please, We Are Leghisti! The Lega Nord under Matteo Salvini"
Discussant: Tim Haughton
11.00 Coffee Break
11.30 Speakers:

  • David Cutts: "Will electoral realignment post-Brexit provide a route back to the forefront of British Politics for the Liberal Democrats?"
  • Fernando Casal Bertoa, Kevin Deegan-Krause and Tim Haughton: "Splitting the Difference: Towards a Better Measure of Party System Change"
Discussant: Karin Bottom
13.15 Lunch
14.00 Speakers:

  • Karin Bottom: "Multi level parties in Britain:  Extending the party on the ground".
  • Nic Cheeseman and  Dan Paget: "Opposition parties in Africa: No longer the weakest link".
Discussant: Peter Kerr.
15.45 Closing remarks: Dr Tim Haughton
16.00 Close

POLSIS Parties Voters and Elections research group seminar.