Research Projects


Currently I am working on COMPON (Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks), a project which studies the different advocacy coalitions concerning climate change across the globe. COMPON is co-ordinated by Prof. Jeff Broadbent, University of Minessota, USA.

The following publications stem from research undertaken under this project:

Past Projects

DEMOS (Democracy in Europe and the Mobilisation of Society) project focusedon forms of deliberative democracy as they are elaborated “from below” and implemented both in the internal organization of social movements and in experiments of participatory decision-making. In particular, the project analysed the issue of active democracy as it emerges in the theorization and practices of the movements that have recently mobilized on the issues of globalization, suggesting patterns of “globalization from below”.

The following publications stem from research undertaken under this project:

The project ‘European Green Party Members’ set out to collect data on green party members across Western Europe, using a ‘common core questionnaire’ which was first mailed to random samples of members during 2002 and 2003. It was funded by the British Academy under its Large Research Grant programme (LRG-31746) and directed by Wolfgang Rüdig (University of Strathclyde). Additional support was provided by the Research Development Fund of the University of Strathclyde. The financial support of the British Academy and the University of Strathclyde is gratefully acknowledged. Surveys were successfully completed in 13 countries, generating more than 6,000 completed questionnaires. Individual national surveys were carried out under the responsibily of national researchers, often with additional financial support from their home institutions

The following publications stem from research undertaken under this project: