The PADEMIA project aims to establish a Europe-wide and sustainable network of 56 academics from 31 countries in order to promote research and teaching in reaction to growing European demands to study parliamentary democracy in Europe. PADEMIA seeks to enhance discussion among students, junior and senior researchers, also in exchange with stakeholders, on how to deal with the new challenges parliaments and citizens across Europe are facing today.
Members of PADEMIA have identified 5 major areas of relevance for research and teaching which account for the complex and multi-facetted character of parliamentary democracy in Europe:
Besides, 2 cross-cutting disciplinary perspectives on a) multi-level democracy and b) the economic and financial crisis ensure conceptual and empirical linkages between the five areas of relevance in its research and teaching activities and respond to the challenges identified above in the subject.
The aims and objectives of the project are:
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