Fulbright Conference – Elections and Democracy


The PVBPA project, in partnership with the Institute of Social Sciences and the Portuguese Fulbright Committee, organised this conference, which took place on 1–2 February 2002.
The conference was attended by internationally renowned academics from Portugal and elsewhere; experts in such areas as voting participation and abstention, political trends, attitudes towards institutions, electoral system reform and political party reform. This event also included a panel of politicians from each party with representation in the Portuguese parliament, who discussed reform of the Portuguese voting system. The papers presented at this conference were published in a special edition of the Social Sciences Institute’s academic journal, Análise Social.