Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Luxembourg elections- find out what is going on.

Here are our recommended links for the snap elections which took place in Luxembourg this week
The IFES election guide has some good data on voting and turnout levels from the most recent and some older elections.
European Elections Monitor has a god brief summary of the issues at stake. The OSCE is monitoring the elections and has produced a preliminary report which also puts them in context.
The official duchy website has news, background information and official results from the most recent and historic information
The Wort.lu newspaper has a special dossier with news, analysis polls and interviews..
Useful blog coverage in English from Luxemborg votes 2013 and the LSE europpblog

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Azerbaijan elections - what are the human rights issues?

Presidential elections are due to be held in Azerbaijan on 9th October.
for official information on candidates and procedures see the

However a number of human rights commentators have raised concerns 
of particular value is the The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS)  a local Azerbaijani NGO which has reports and discussion on censorship and criticism of attacks on the press.

Association for Civil Society Development in Azerbaijan. also has a very useful website discussing the development of civil society in Azerbaijan it also has news stories.
For information on the assessment of election observers see OSCE  which has reports on current and past missions.

see news stories and reports on 
 finally useful for academic analysis of the region is

The Caucasus Analytical Digest (CAD)  a monthly internet publication jointly produced by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers, the Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen, the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies of the George Washington University, the Resource Security Institute in Washington, DC and the Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich with support from the German Association for East European Studies (DGO). Good coverage of political and economic events. Archived issues free online.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Austrian elections -see our recommended research resources

Elections took place in Austria on the 29th september. Here are some places where you can find more information.

IFES has a useful election guide with facts and figures on turnout and results.
Official results can be viewed on the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior
The Austrian National Election study website conducts research into voting behaviour and attitudes. Its website has information and a section where data can be downloaded.

European Elections Monitor has some analysis this covers all elections from 2002 onwards
The monkey cage blog has a pre elections report from 3 Austrian political scientists
Sylvia Kritzinger, Michael Lewis-Beck, and Eva Zeglovits, authors of The Austrian Voter.

Austrian newspaper coverage
Der Standard includes blogs, analysis, polls.
Die Presse

Sources of polls