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Official Opening of the IParl (Picture: IParl)

   |   by Matthias Koch

„The quality of democracy in a state depends on the care afforded democracy by the political parties in that state”. Professor Dr. Suzanne S. Schüttemeyer officially opened the Institute for Parliamentary Research (IParl) with this quote from Ernst Fraenkel. Concurrently, she presented the inaugural IParl research project: „Who selects whom, how and why?”

First team briefing of the academic oberservers for the project on candidate selection for the German Parliamentary Elections of 2017 (Picture: IParl)

   |   by Matthias Koch

Twenty-five members of the project team – primarily research associates, doctoral and master students as well as alumni of the Halle Political Science programme – convened on the 23rd of September 2016 for a full-day conference, to familiarize themselves with the content of the project as well as to plan field research.

Representatives' assembly from DIE LINKE Rhineland-Palatinate in Kaiserslautern (Picture: IParl)

   |   by Matthias Koch

The middle of September 2016 marked the beginning of field research for IParl’s project on candidate selection. Eleven members of our project team took part in four party conventions in Brandenburg, North-Rhine Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saxony.