Bucharest, Romania
2004 - 2005 IPF Fellow

Affiliation: Research Director, Median Research Centre, Bucharest, Romania
e-mail: popescu@policy.hu
website: http://www.policy.hu/popescu/

Fellow project
2004 - 2005:
Personalized representation as an election reform goal
The objectives of the project are to review in a systematic way current proposals regarding the reform of party list-based proportional representation toward a more personalized system in Romania and Serbia, and compare them with similar proposals in other postcommunist countries (especially Moldova, Poland and Albania) and elsewhere (Italy, South Africa, Ecuador, Indonesia); compare the technical alternatives considered and those absent from the policy debate; update the postcommunist election law and results database (www.essex.ac.uk/elections); develop policy recommendations for institutional reform and the appropriate use of the available knowledge base regarding electoral systems; and write a research and policy paper for such international organizations as IDEA, IFES and OSCE, which are involved in or have the capacity to provide expertise to political parties and government officials.

Working groups: Comparative Studies, Southeast Europe: Conflict Prevention, Electoral Reforms Policy

Relevant countries: Romania, Moldova, Poland, Serbia, Montenegro