About the Workshop
This workshop aims to create a framework of analysis for the party abroad and analyse empirical data to understand the variation in level of operation of the party abroad in an international context. While political scientists have studied the political party at the national level for a number of decades, developing theories and the accompanying empirical evidence of the various stages of party development – there is relatively little discourse on the existence and operations of the political party outside its national boundaries. as people live increasingly outside of their country of origin, whether due to freedom of movement within the European Union, forms of migration, or the recent refugee crisis, the actions and operations of political parties outside of their home countries becomes increasingly relevant.
Organisers: Dr. Ekaterina R. Rashkova (NIAS Fellow 2015-2016)/ Faculty Utrecht University School of Governance and Sam van der Staak (International IDEA)
Speakers: Dr. Ekaterina R. Rashkova (Utrecht University), Dr. Vivian Kalu & Dr. Susan Scarrow (University of Houston), Dr. Susan Collard & Dr. Paul Webb (Sussex University), Dr. Anika Gauja (University of Sydney), Dr. Daniela R. Piccio (Università degli Studi di Torino), Dr. Radek Markowski (SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities), Dr. Gabor Toka (Central European University), Dr. Edin Elgsaether (Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy) and Dr. Gabriela Borz (University of Strathclyde)