• 25.05.2018
    The VUB programme Evaluating Democratic Governance in Europe is recruiting 4 PhD students within the broad domain of “Democratic Governance”. Deadline for applications = June 30th. Six topics have been advanced by our research team: Democratic myopia and the environment/climate/sustainable... read more
  • 19.07.2017
    Vacancy notice for a PhD researcher in Political Science The Department of Political Science of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is hiring a PhD researcher for the project ‘Representative democracy in crisis: Rumour has it’ funded by the Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen (FWO).... read more
  • 13.12.2016
    Oslo, 6-9 September 2017 Section Number S03: A problem-oriented approach to political representation Section Chair Eline Severs Vrije Universiteit Brussel Section Co-Chair Sandra Kröger University of Exeter   Deadline for paper and panel proposals: 15 February 2017! You can submit proposals... read more
  • 06.12.2016
    Xu Tian has finalised his PhD thesis 'Meritocracy as an Alternative to Democracy? An Analysis of Political Confucianism'. The public defence of his PhD took place on Monday 17 October at 3pm at the Etterbeek-campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Promoters: Prof. Patrick Stouthuysen (Vrije... read more
  • 10.10.2016
    In the Fall of 2016, the EDGE programme continues its EDGE n Research Seminars. The research seminars take place from 12:00 till 14:00 in room 2.03 (+2 floor) (Karel Van Miert-building, Pleinlaan 5). 2016 Fall Programme Thursday 13 October 2016: Tu Dong - Euro-attitudes of nationalist parties seen... read more
  • 10.10.2016
    2-3 June 2016, the VUB Department Political Science organised the 2016 Political Science conference ("Politicologenetmaal"). The conference is an annual event facilitated by the Dutch association of political science ("Nederlandse Kring der Politieke Wetenschappen") and the Belgian association of... read more
  • 20.04.2016
    Stefanie Beyens has finalised her PhD thesis 'Tomorrow never knows. The survival chances of new political parties in old parliaments'. The public defence of her PhD took place on Tuesday April 19 at 5pm on the Etterbeek-campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels in... read more
  • 20.04.2016
    Members of the EDGE team (Kris Deschouwer, Eline Severs, Karen Celis) are organising the 2016 'Politicologenetmaal' ('24 hour political science conference'). The Politicologenetmaal is an annual conference on political science organised jointly by the Belgian and Dutch associations of political... read more
  • 20.04.2016
    In the Spring of 2016, the EDGE programme continues its EDGE Open Research Seminars. Unless otherwise indicated, the research seminars take place from 12:00 till 14:00 in room 2.03 (+2 floor) or the Voltaire room (+1 floor) (Karel Van Miert-building, Pleinlaan 5). 2016 Spring Programme Thursday 14... read more
  • 26.06.2015
    Dr. Eline Severs (Vrije Universiteit Brussel and member of EDGE) and Professor Suzanne Dovi (University of Arizona) organised an academic panel 'The Good Representative 2.0' at the 4th ECPR European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG), 11-13 June 2015 in Uppsala (Sweden). The panel was... read more