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6 Years
30 Jul 2019
Accreditation DGES
Initial registry R/A-Ef 3373/2011 de 18-03-2011
Update registry R/A-Ef 3373/2011/AL01 de 15-10-2015 | R/A-Ef 3373/2011/AL02 de 27-06-2016 | R/A-Ef 3373/2011/AL03 de 19-04-2017 | R/A-Ef 3373/2011/AL04 de 23/06/2022
School of Sociology and Public Policy
Sedas Nunes Building (Building I), room 1E03
(+351) 210 464 015
9:30 - 18:00
Lectured in Portuguese
Teaching Type In person

Faculty for (2023/2024)

Descriptive Data Analysis for the Social Sciences
Internship in Political Science | Laboratory: Research Report in Political Science
Ana concluded her PhD in political and social sciences in 2011 at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence. Since 2011, she has worked as an assistant professor at the ISCTE-IUL (Lisbon University Institute) and as a researcher at the Centre for Sociological Studies and Research, Lisbon University Institute (CIES-IUL). Prior to starting her PhD, she worked as a research assistant at the ICS (2002-2005), as a guest junior researcher at the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB, 2005-2006), and as a junior researcher at Complutense University in Madrid (2007). Between January and March 2011, she worked as a teaching assistant at the University of London, Birkbeck College. Furthermore, Ana holds an undergraduate degree in sociology (2001) and a master’s degree in political science (2006) – both of these from the ISCTE. Her main research interests are gender and politics, comparative politics, political representation, electoral systems, and methodology and data analysis. She has been part of various national and international research projects focusing on these and other topics at the ICS, CIES-IUL, EUI, and University of California, San Diego (USA). She is the author and co-author of several book chapters and articles in prestigious journals, such as West European Politics, Electoral Studies e a Party Politics. Her work has been presented at several national and international conferences, including APSA, MPSA, and ECPR.
Introduction to Political Science | Political Parties and Interest Groups
I am currently a PhD student in Political Science at ISCTE-IUL and I hold a doctoral fellowship from FCT to develop a research concerning the explanatory factors of the European citizens’ attitudes towards elections. I have a BA and a MA in Political Science from ISCTE-IUL, with a MA dissertation related with the Portuguese electorate attitudes towards compulsory voting. I have collaborated with several research projects, with national and European funding, namely “Public Preferences and Policy Decision Making. A Comparative Analysis", coordinated by Dr. Ana Maria Belchior (CIES-ISCTE), and “MAPLE – Measuring and Analysing the Politicisation of Europe before and after the Eurozone Crisis”, coordinated by Dr. Marina Costa Lobo (ICS-UL). 
Political Sphere and Public Opinion | Laboratory: Research Project in Political Science
 Ana Maria Belchior is an associate professor, with aggregation, in the Department of Political Science and Public Policies at ISCTE-IUL (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa) in Lisbon, and senior researcher at CIES-IUL. She is currently the coordinator of the Master in Political Science, both at ISCTE-IUL. She has been involved in research on several projects related to the themes of democracy and globalization, political participation, democratic representation, political congruence, and electoral pledges and decision-making. She has published her findings in books and book chapters, and in diverse national and international journals (eg. Comparative Political Studies, International Political Science Review, Party Politics, Sociological Methods & Research, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, or The Journal of Legislative Studies).  
Political History of Contemporary Portugal
Ana Mónica Fonseca is Assistant Professor at the Department of History at Iscte and, since 2022, director of the Center for International Studies at Iscte. Since January 2022, she has been the Director of the Master’s in Modern and Contemporary History and, between September 2019 and September 2023, Sub-Director of the Masters in International Studies. She is an integrated researcher at the Center for International Studies at ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (CEI-IUL), having been an elected member of its Scientific Committee between 2016 and 2022. Between 2006 and 2015 she was a research assistant (2006-2011) and researcher at the Portuguese Institute of International Relations of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (IPRI-NOVA). She completed her Ph.D. in Modern and Contemporary History in 2011 at the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) with a thesis entitled "«The carnations need water now!» German Social Democracy and the Portuguese transition to Democracy (1974-1976)", which received the Honorable Mention of the Vitor de Sá Prize for Contemporary History 2012 and also the Honorable Mention of the Mário Soares-EDP Foundation Prize 2012. Her M.A. dissertation in History of International Relations (ISCTE-IUL), which received the Fundação Mário Soares Award in 2006, was published in 2007: A Força das Armas: The support of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Estado Novo (1958-1968) [Lisbon: MNE-ID, 2007]. Her research areas focus on transitions to democracy in Southern Europe, Portuguese-German relations during the Cold War and European social democracy, and the promotion of democracy. She has published regularly in national and international journals (Journal of European Integration History, Portuguese Journal of Social Sciences, Ler História, Relações Internacionais), and participated in several collective works.
Laboratory: Comparative Politics | Electoral Systems and Behaviour
André Freire is Full Professor in Political Science, and has been serving as Director of the Doctoral Programme in Political Sicence (& IR),  2015-present date, and served as Director of the Bachelor in Political Science, 2009-2015, Departament of Political Science & Public Policies - School of Sociology & Public Policies, at ISCTE-IUL (University Institute of Lisbon). He is also senior researcher at CIES-IUL (Centre for Sociological Studies and Research). He has been teaching and researching at ISCTE-IUL since 1996. Additionally, Freire has presented conferences and taught in several other national and foreign universitarian and research institutions.    He has reserched (in national and international projects) and published widely (books, book chapters, and journal articles), on several languages, about political representation, political institutions, ideology and mass’ and elite’s attitudes and behaviour. He has several studies published (nationally and internationally), in academic journals, books and book chapters, on the attitudes and behaviors of voters and political representatives, political institutions, political representation and political elites. Throughout his career, and until mid-2020, André Freire published about 38 books as editor and/or as author, accounting for more than 100 chapters of books published and more than 100 articles published in national and international journals, with peer evaluation.    Freire pioneered the creation of electoral studies (Portuguese National Electoral Study, based on post-election opinion surveys), in Portugal, in 2002 and 2005 (see: & &     Since 2007, he has directed several research projects on political representation, that is, comparing the opinions, values, attitudes and behaviour of both voters and political representatives (MPs and non-elected candidates to the Portuguese Parliament), from 2007 to this date (see:   In terms of international research networks, he has participated in several, notably in the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems, European Value Study, European Election Study, True European Voter, European Candidate Study, PARTIREP – Party Representation, PARENEL – Parliamentary Representation at the National and European Levels, Comparative Candidate Study. He is member of the Steering Committee of the Comparative Candidate Study for three terms now (he is currently serving in his third term). See   He was a regular columnist in the Portuguese Press for the newspaper Público, between 2006 and 2016, and is currently a regular columnist for Jornal de Letras,2017-present date. He is also a political commentator also on televisions (RTP, TVI and SIC), radios (Antena 1, TSF, etc.) and newspapers (DN, Expresso, Jornal I, Económico, Jornal de Negócios, etc.).    Freire has also been an expert and guest consultant of several national (FCT, A3ES, DGAI-MAI, AR, etc.) and international (COST, European Commission, Council of Europe – Co-Acte Programme, etc.) agencies and institutions for matters related to higher education and research in Political Science.   Mos recent book: André Freire, Left and Right. Meaning and Correlates in Long Consolidated and New Democracies, Moldova, Eliva Press 2022. Being sold at Amazon (US, UK, DE, FR, ES) and the publisher: Most recent Special Issue at SES&P as Guest Editor:   Emmanouil Tsatsanis, Marco Lisi & André Freire (2022) The ‘Lost Generation’ and Its Political Discontents: Age-related Divides in Southern Europe after the Crisis, South European Society and Politics, DOI: 10.1080/13608746.2021.2032936 (Introduction plus 5  research articles) (2021 versão impressa; 2022: 1st online)   E-mail: Orcid author: Scopus author: Author ID: 8634830500 Google scholar: Wikipédia:       Useful links:   Post scriptum about copyright issues:  The text of this webpage with my CV is available for modification and reuse under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Share alike 3.0 Unreported License and the GNU Free Documentation License (unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts)
Politics and Internacional Relations
Bruno Cardoso Reis is currently  deputy director of the ISCTE-IUL Center for International Studies. He is a guest advisor to the National Defense Institute and was involved in the working group to review the Strategic Concept for National Defense. He is an associate researcher at the Michael Howard Center for the History of War at King's College. He holds a Master's degree in Contemporary History from the Faculty of Letters University of Lisbon, in Historical Studies from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in War Studies from King's College London. He has taught courses in History of International Relations, Security Studies, Multilateral Institutions, Globalization & Global Governance, Leadership & Grand Strategy. He has published more recently mainly on topics of  international history and international security, namely:  Decolonization, Détente and the Cold War in Southern Africa: Portuguese policy towards Angola and Mozambique (1974-1984), Journal of Cold War Studies [forthcoming]; Myths of Decolonization: Britain, France, and Portugal Compared in Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo & António Costa Pinto (Eds.), The ends of European colonial empires (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2015), pp. 126-147; The Myth of British Minimum Force in Counterinsurgency during the Campaigns of Decolonization. Journal of Strategic Studies, 34/2 (2011), pp.245–279; Transnational Terrorism and the Threat to the Southern Flank of NATO: The case of Daesh. Nação e Defesa, No.143 (2016), pp. 43-58: 227-250; with A. Mumford (Eds.), The Theory and Practice of Irregular Warfare. (London: Routledge, 2013). His book Salazar e o Vaticano (1928-1968). (Lisbon: ICS, 2007) received the Vítor de Sá award for contemporary history and the Aristides de Sousa Mendes prize for international relations.
Constitutional and Administrative Law
Extensive Research Methods
Elsa Pegado has a PhD in Sociology from ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa and a Master's degree in Communication, Culture and Information Technology from the same institution. She is a researcher at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology of ISCTE-IUL (CIES-IUL). Assistant Professor at ISCTE-IUL. She has developed research in the area of sociology of health and illness, more specifically on Complementary and Alternative Medicines and on medications; in the area of social inequalities and poverty and social exclusion; and in the field of evaluation methodologies, evaluation of public policies, programs and projects. She is author and co-author of several publications and communications on these themes.
Contemporary Political History
He holds a PhD in Modern and Contemporary History - Defense and International Relations by ISCTE-IUL since 2021, with the thesis Spanish Refugees in Portugal: between policial repression and popular solidarity (1936-1945), with which he won Mário Soares -  EDP Foundation 2021 prize and an honorable mention within the scope of the Victor de Sá Prize for Contemporary History (2021).  He is a researcher at CIES - IUL in the project International collaborations: criminality and police cooperation in the Ibero-American Atlantic, c. 1870-1940, funded by the FCT (PTDC/HAR-HIS/3580/2021). He was a FCT research fellow between  2016 and 2020 (SFRH/BD/114813/2016) and a doctoral fellow in CIES-IUL. He is master in Modern and Contemporary History - International Relations by ISCTE-IUL since 2015, with the dissertation International Circulations and Liberalism. The Portuguese liberal exile, 1828-1832. In 2014 he was research fellow in the project "Social Control and Criminal Policy in Portuguese Liberalism, national reforms, transnational circulations, c.1820-1867 (EXPL/EPH-HIS/1600/2013). He is author of the articles O Exílio Liberal Português de 1828-1832, um fenómeno multidimensional: práticas sociais e culturais, Refugiados em Portugal: fronteira e vigilância no tempo da Guerra Civil de Espanha (1936-1939), Refugiados em Portugal. Repressão e controlo no contexto da Guerra Civil de Espanha (1936-1939), Refugiados espanhóis em Castro Laboreiro (1936-1939), Refugiados no Forte de Caxias no contexto da Guerra Civil de Espanha (1936-39) and of the working-paper Refugiados em Portugal nos inícios do Estado Novo: movimento, controlo e repressão policial no contexto da Guerra Civil de Espanha (1936-1939).
European Institutions and Policies
Citizenship and Political Culture | Social Movements and Protest
I am an Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University Institute of Lisbon (Iscte-IUL) and Integrated Researcher at the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (Cies-IUL). Since 2020, I have been the co-coordinator of the Research Group on 'Politics and Citizenship'  and the Deputy-Director of the Observatory of Democracy and Political Representation (both at CIES-Iscte). I was co-charing the Social Movements RN of the Council of European Studies, being now a board-member. Between 2018 and 2022 I coordinated the FCT funded research project HOPES - HOusing PErspectives and Struggles. Futures of housing movements, policies and dynamics in Lisbon and beyond (230,000 €). My main areas of interest are social movements, right to the city and to housing, gentrification and tourism, digital activism and participation, protest and politics, democratization. I have published articles in journals including Housing Studies, Journal of Common Market Studies, Partecipazione e Conflitto, Current Sociology, Mobilization, Social Movement Studies, Journal of Contemporary Religion, West European Politics, Estudos Ibero-Americanos, Democratization, Cultures et Conflits, Análise Social, Storia e Problemi Contemporanei, Historein. My monography 'The Revolution before the Revolution' and the book I co-edited with Olivier Fillieule 'Social Movement Studies in Europe' were both published in 2016 by Berghahn. I have been teaching courses on social movements, democracy, citizenship, political culture and digital era.   
State and Public Policy
Helge Jörgens is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Policy of the ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa and an Integrated Researcher at CIES-IUL – Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology, in Lisbon Portugal. He holds a PhD from Freie Universität Berlin. From 2010 to 2016 he was tenured Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Freie Universität Berlin and Managing Director of the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU). His research interests include environmental, energy and climate policies, the role and influence of international public administrations, and the diffusion and transfer of public policies.
Introduction to Economy
Descriptive Data Analysis for the Social Sciences | Inferential Data Analysis for the Social Sciences
Assistant Professor at ISCTE-IUL and CIES and had completed his MSc and PhD in  Demography by FCSH of Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Member of the Associação Portuguesa de Demografia. Author of 20 scientific articles and 10 book chapters about 20 demographic topics as: fertility, contraception, mortality, migrations and demographic projections
Political Economy and Globalization
Political Institutions | Political Theory: Classical and Modern Authors
José Santana Pereira (Nisa, 1982) is a doctor of Political and Social Sciences (EUI, Florence, 2012). José's research has been focused on the media effects on public opinion and the study of media systems in comparative perspective. His research interests also include electoral behavior and political attitudes (namely attitudes towards Europe and, more recently, populist attitudes). He published several papers and book chapters in English, Portuguese and French. In January 2016 José published the essay Política e Entretenimento. After the B.A. in Social Psychology (ISCTE, 2004) and before becoming a PhD researcher at the EUI (2008), José worked as research assistant in the project «Portuguese Voting Behavior and Political Attitudes» (ICS), which carried out the National Election Studies in Portugal. Between 2013 and 2017 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon. During and after the PhD, he collaborated in research projects such as the «EU Profiler» (implementation of a voting advice application during the 2009 European election campaign) and the «Media Profiler» (design of an online platform for the comparative analysis of the media in the EU), both hosted by the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS). More recently, he was co-leader of the Portuguese team working at the «EUandI» project, researcher at the «Participation in the EU decision-making: Portugal in comparative perspective» project and leader of the Portuguese team in the project «Where is My Party?». He is currently one of the researchers in charge of the projects «Media Systems in Europe» and «Mechanisms and Impacts of Abstention in Portugal», sponsored by FFMS. José is also the country coordinator for Italy in the project Varieties of Democracy and one of the researchers in charge of the ICS-ISCTE opinion polls. 
Bibliographical Research and Information Analysis
Introduction to Economy
PhD Economics MSc Development and International Cooperation BA Economics Professor of Political Economy and Development Studies at the Department of Political Economy, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Iscte ( University Institute of Lisbon) Researcher at Centre for International Studies, Iscte. Wide experience in teaching (BAs, Masters and PhDs) and functions of academic management at Iscte-University Institute of Lisbon and other institutions in Portugal, Mozambique and Angola: - ISEG-University of Lisbon; Atlantic University; Polytechnical Institute of Coimbra (Portugal) - University Eduardo Mondlane; Institute of Health Sciences (Maputo. Mozambique) - Catholic University of Angola (Luanda) Between 1999 and 2013, scientific auditor and consultant for the Portuguese Ministry of Education.  Fields of interest (teaching and research): History of Economic and Political Ideas International Political Economy Development Studies African Studies  
Multivariate Data Analysis for the Social Sciences I | Multivariate Data Analysis for the Social Sciences II
Madalena Ramos completed her MSc in Sociology in 1995 at New University of Lisbon, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, and obtained her PhD in Education, from Lisbon University’s Faculty of Science in 2003. She is currently Associated Professor at the University Institute of Lisbon (Iscte–Instituto Universitário de Lisboa), teaching mainly statistics and data analysis. She is the head of the Department of Social Research Methods, and an integrated researcher of Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-IUL). Her current interests are in the field of sociology of family and integrity and academic fraud. She as published several scientific articles, book chapters and edited books. She was President and Vice-President of Iscte's Pedagogical Council and is currently a member of the Ethics Council. She was Vice President of the Portuguese Sociological Association (APS) board. Currently, she is the presently the director of SOCIOLOGIA ON LINE, the APS’s electronic scientific Journal.   Recent publications  Brandão, S.,  &  Ramos,  M.  (2023).  Teleworking  in  the  context  of  the  Covid-19  pandemic:   advantages,   disadvantages   and   influencing   factors   -   the   workers’   perspective. Revista Brasileira de Gestão de Negócios, 25(2), p.253-268. Gomes, L., Martins, J., Ramos, M., & Carreiro da Costa, F. (2023). The impact that nonphysical education teachers' perceptions play on the promotion of active and healthy lifestyles: A cross-sectional qualitative study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20, 2026. (Q1) Gomes, L., Martins, J., Ramos, M., & Carreiro da Costa, F. (2023). Physical activity levels of Portuguese adolescents in the first period of confinement due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the first activities of teachers and coaches: a cross-sectional study (Niveles de actividad física de adolescentes portugueses en el primer periodo de confinamiento por la pandemia de COVID-19 y las primeras actividades de profesores y entrenadores: un estudio transversal). Retos, 47, 701–709. (Q3). Ramos, M. & Ferreira, A.C. (2022). Marriage patterns among Portuguese-Brazilian couples: are same-sex couples different from heterosexual couples? Migraciones. (Q2). Abrantes, P., Banha, R., Ramos, M., Aníbal, A. & Urze, P. (2022). Inserções, identidades e competências dos sociólogos em Portugal. Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas, 100, 65-85. (Q3). Morais, C., Ramos, M., Cardoso, A., Gonçalves, S., Ramos, R., Costa, R.P. & Gonçalves , J.P. (2022). Plágio no ensino superior. Mensurar o que os alunos fazem, sabem e julgam saber. SOCIOLOGIA ON LINE, 29, 90-108. Mata, C., Onofre, M., Costa, J., Ramos, M., Marques, A. & Martins, J. (2021). Motivation and  Perceived Motivational Climate by Adoles-cents in Face-to-Face Physical Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Sustainability. Special Issue "Physical Activity and Sustainable Health". 13(23), 13051. (Q1). Gaspar, S., Ramos, M. & Ferreira, A.C. (2021). Transnational divorce in binational marriages: the case of Portuguese-Brazilian and Portuguese-Cape Verdean couples. Population, Space and Place. e2435. (Q1). Ramos, M. & Morais, C. (2021). As várias faces do plágio entre estudantes do ensino superior: um estudo de caso. Educação e Pesquisa, 47. e235184. (Q3).
Intensive Research Methods
Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology at Iscte-IUL and Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (since 2014). Marie Curie Fellow at LSE (2016-2018) (with Marie Curie Individual Fellowship) and Fulbright Scholar at Cornell University (New York) (2015-16) (with a Fulbright Scholarship). PhD in Science and Technology Studies (STS) at University College London (UCL) (2011), and Teaching Assistant (TA) for courses in Science Communication and Science Policy at UCL (2008-2012). Trainer at Esconet (European Network for Science Communication, EU funded project), training scientists how to communicate with publics (2009-12). Before my PhD, I worked for the European Commission (EC), at the DG Research, Infrastructures Unit, Brussels. Research interests: science communication, public understanding of science, science policy and research methods for social sciences. Current research focusses on institutional communication of science with society. Main awards and recognitions: International award from Euroscience: European Young Researcher Award' Laureate (EYRA) (2016) Recognition in the Book Ciência Viva 'Mulheres na Ciência' (2019) I am currently Member of the International Science Council (ISC) expert advisory panel on the Public Value of Science.   Main recent and ongoing international projects: 1. PI (Principal Investigator) for the project ‘MORE-PE: Mobilising Resources for Public Engagement’ (2016-2021). Funding: €170.000, FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia).  2. PI (Principal Investigator) for the project 'OPEN: Organisational Public Engagement with Science and Technology' (2019-2023). Funding: €250.000, FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia). The MORE-PE and OPEN studies have been implemented in Portugal, Italy, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, the USA, Turkey, Brazil, Japan, Taiwan and China (mainland) to study science communication within institutional environments.  3. WP Leader for the EU funded project "POIESIS: Probing the impact of integrity and integration on societal trust in science" with a focus on research integrity and public trust in science in seven countries: Germany, France, Denmark, Greece, Portugal, Spain and the UK (2023 2025). Funding: €1.2M, European Commission (EC).  Website: 4. Co-PI at Iscte for the study 'Public Opinion about Radan' (part of the EC project RadoNorm) in collaboration with APA (Associação Portuguesa do Ambiente) implemented under the protocol "Implementation of the National Plan for Radan" jointly with the partners: Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr Ricardo Jorge (INSA), Universidade de Coimbra (UC), Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC), Direção-Geral da Saúde (DGS), and Instituto Português de Acreditação (IPAC) (2023 - on). Funding: €150.000, APA Fundo Ambiental (FA). 5. PI of the study "Public attitudes and trust in Blockchain technology for Health" part of the project Blockchain.PT (PRR-RE-C05-i01.02: Agendas/Alianças verdes para a Inovação Empresarial) (2023-2026). Funding: €48M (€1.2M Iscte); PRR - Plano de Recuperação e Resilência e União Europeia ao abrigo do programa NextGenerationEU. 6. PI in Portugal for the project “Copy and Paste in (Digital) Science Communication: Praktiken von Churnalism and Verantwortungszuschreibungen [CoPaDiSC]” led by Dr. Lars Guenther from University of Hamburg. Comparative research on university press releases in four countries: Germany (University of Hamburg), Portugal (Iscte-IUL), South Africa (Stellenbosh University) and Israel (Tecnion-Israel Institute of Technology) (2024-2027). Funding: €597.548; BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)   Speaker in international events: I have been often invited to speak at international conferences including in China, Japan, Brazil and Europe, and as expert in discussions in the field (e.g. Bellagio Centre/Rockefeller Foundation, Como Lake, Italy (2018 and 2022), Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (2018), San Francisco, USA). Recent book published by Routledge (2022): 'Public Communication of Research Universities: ‘Arms-race’ for visibility or science substance?’, Routledge 
Political Parties and Interest Groups
I am a political scientist (Ph.D.), and currently, a Post-Doctoral Fellow funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology with a double affiliation CIES-ISCTE / University of Mannheim – Chair of Comparative Government, and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Konstanz. Previously I worked in several other institutions like the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, the University of Mannheim, the Open University, the Lisbon University Institute, CIES and the University of Évora, CISA-AS. I was a Research Visiting Scholar at the New York University, at the University of Mannheim and the University of Barcelona. I am an Associate Researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History – New University of Lisbon. I obtained my Doctorate in Political Science (specialization in Comparative Politics) from the University of Lisbon – Institute of Social Science. I also hold a Master’s Degree and a University Degree (Licenciatura), both pre-Bologna, in Political Science from the Technical University of Lisbon – ISCSP. My research is inter-disciplinary and centers on political institutions; comparative politics and comparative political economy; EU; legislative behaviour and decision-making; public policy analysis; political accountability and corruption. In my PhD dissertation entitled: Government’s Decision: A Theoretical and Empirical Study on Legislative Initiative as Strategic Behaviour, I developed and tested a formal model of legislative decision-making. There I show, with original data from Portugal (1982-2009), that majority status changes the strategic decisions of Governments towards law proposals. My work is published, among others, in West European Politics, Parliamentary Affairs, Crime, Law and Social Change, Rowman & Littlefield – Lexington Books, Nação e Defesa, Bertrand.
Inferential Data Analysis for the Social Sciences
Political Institutions
Inferential Data Analysis for the Social Sciences | Extensive Research Methods
Comparing Political Systems | Political Theory: Contemporary Authors
Tiago Fernandes (PhD European University Institute, Florence, 2009) is associate professor (with habilitation) in the department of political science and public policy and a researcher of the Center for International Studies (CEI) at the University Institute of Lisbon – ISCTE (Portugal). He works on the politics of democracy, social movements and civil society, with a regional specialization on Southern Europe ( Before coming to ISCTE, he was for twenty years in the faculty of Nova University of Lisbon, where he taught in the departments of sociology and political studies, was director of graduate studies and head of the department of political studies, and served in the directive board of the Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI).  His most recent publications are Civil Society, Democracy, and Inequality: Cross-Regional Comparisons (1970s-2010s), Special Issue, Comparative Politics (2017) (co-edited); Memories and Movements. The Legacy of Democratic Transitions in Contemporary Anti-Austerity Protest (Oxford University Press, 2017); Late neoliberalism and its discontents: Comparing crises and movements in the European periphery (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016) and Democracy, Institutions and Political Culture: Southern Europe, 1970s-2010s, Lisbon, Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation, 2019 (co-authored); Varieties of Democracy in Southern Europe, 1968-2016: A Comparison of France, Italy, Greece, Portugal, and Spain (Social Sciences Press, Lisbon, 2018) and Forty-Five Years of Democracy in Portugal: Achievements and Prospects, Lisbon, Portuguese Parliament, 2020 (co-edited). Together with Staffan Lindberg of the Varieties of Democracy Institute of the University of Gothenburg, he directs the project Varieties of Democracy in Southern Europe, which focuses on the causes and consequences of democratization in the region from the 1960s to the present and is funded by the Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation ( He also coordinates the Portuguese team of the project Disobedient Democracy, led by Danijela Dolenec at the University of Zagreb and funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, which looks at the causes and patterns of protest in the Southwest and Southeast regions of Europe ( He is also a non-resident fellow at the Center on Social Movement Studies (Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence) and head of the Varieties of Democracy Regional Center for Southern Europe. He was a visiting scholar at Princeton University, the Juan March Foundation (Madrid) and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame (USA) and is the recipient of the Gulbenkian Foundation award for the best article in the social sciences and the Best PhD Dissertation prize of the Portuguese Political Science Association.   Before starting his academic career, he took a BA in Sociology (minors in History and Philosophy) and an MPhil in Historical Sociology at Nova University of Lisbon and an MPhil in Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute (Florence). He also passed the national examinations for the diplomatic service at the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he briefly attended the attaché training course (1997).    
School of Sociology and Public Policy
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