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On 16th October a delegation of ten members of staff from the Georgian parliament visited the IParl. The science-practice dialogue focused on the functional principles of the German parliamentary system and the rules of procedure of the German Bundestag. Various reform proposals are being discussed in Georgia currently, so that the guests were encouraged to ask questions about the experiences from Germany.

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From 22nd to 25th August the 8th ECPR General Conference took place. At this international convention about 2.000 scholars and nearly 500 panels were present and so was the IParl with first results from the candidate nomination study. The Topic of the IParl paper were the Factors of Success.

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Benjamin Höhne analyzes in the section "Aussenansicht" of the Süddeutsche Zeitung the membership development of political parties in Germany. Among other things he proposes some interessenting proposals regarding the intra-party potential for reforms. The article is available online on

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Elmar Wiesendahl, Benjamin Höhne and Malte Cordes analyze the extent to which the disappearance or normalization of the parties in Germany can be expected.


Official logo of the organizer (Picture: SWUD)

Dr. Benjamin Höhne and Daniel Hellmann from the IParl presented on the 17th April 2018 in Kiel current results of the research project on candidate selection for the German Parliamentary Elections of 2017.

Graduate Conference on Party Research in Düsseldorf (Picture: IParl)

The ninth Graduate Conference on Party Research in Düsseldorf took place from 2nd to 3rd February 2018. It gives interested doctoral candidates in Party Research an international platform for their research.

Prof. Dr. Patrick Wagner (Picture: IParl)

With the lecture of Patrick Wagner, professor for contemporary history at Martin Luther University, the lecture series about "Populism and Democracy" came to an end.

Poster of the public lecture "Populism and Democracy"

The lecture series is organized in cooperation with IParl. Every Wednesday in the winter term 2017/2018, 6p.m. - 8 p.m., Melanchthonianum, room XV.

Conference venue Akademie für Politische Bildung in Tutzing (Picture: Akademie für Politische Bildung)

The Akademie für Politische Bildung in Tutzing invited for an analysis of the German federal election 2017. The IParl attended this conference - a report.

IParl Map (Picture: Markus Scholz)

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The weekly in-house newspaper of the German Bundestag (Das Parlament) reported on the results of IParl’s research project in the paper’s special issue about the Parliamentary Election in Germany.