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Board Members (2017)

Life President

Karl-Heinz Nassmacher - University of Oldenburg (Germany)


Michael Pinto-Duschinsky - Brunel University (UK)


Jonathan Mendilow, Rider University (US)

RC Vice Chair

Jurij Toplak, University of Maribor (Slovenia)

RC Board

Manuela Blumenburg

Ezequiel Martins Paz

Magnus Ohman

Ilan Peleg


image848.jpg  Karl-Heinz Nassmacher 

Telephone: +49-221-3820-912 Mailing address: 10, Mankhauser St in Solingen, ZIP D-42699, GERMANY Email: karl.h.nassmacher@uni-oldenburg.de

M.B.A.: University of Cologne, 1965;
Ph.D.: University of Cologne, 1967.
Carl von Ossietzky University: Professor 1975, Professor Emeritus 2008.
Other Appointments: Visiting Professor, University of Salzburg, AUSTRIA (1982).
Professor of Economics, Sozialakademie Dortmund (1972 - 1975).
Memberships and Fellowships: Research Committee on Political Finance and Political Corruption, International Political Science Association (IPSA), Life President (since 2006); Secretary (2000 – 2006); Chair (1994 – 2000); Member of the Board (1985 – 2006); Life member, American Political Science Association; Presidential Commission of Experts on Party Financing, Member (1995 – 1999); Commission of Inquiry on Local Government Reform, State Legislature of Lower Saxony, Expert Member (1991 – 1994).
Awards and Honors: Federal Service Cross, First Class, Federal Republic of Germany (2002).
Research Interests: Political Systems of Liberal Democracies; Political Parties in Comparative Perspective; Party and Campaign Finance; Economic Policy.
Courses: Graduate Level: Comparing Political Systems (Democracies); Political Systems of Consociational and Majoritarian Democracies (Austria, Belgium, Israel, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, the U.K. and the U.S.); Political Reform in France, Italy and Japan; Economic Policy in Germany and the U.K.; Political Parties in Western Democracies; Funding of Political Parties (in Germany, in comparison) Undergraduate Level: Introduction to Political Science, Introduction to International Relations, Political Theory of Constitutional Government, Political System(s) of Germany and the European Union, Comparative Government, Political Parties and Social Movements, Electoral Behaviour, Municipal Politics (incl. Polity and Policies).

Research Projects

Funding of Party Competition (Political Finance in 24 Democracies); Economic Policy in the U.K.; Popular Capitalism (Die Volksaktie).

Major Publications

The Political System of Austria – Grand Coalition or Alternative Government? (Cologne: Westdeutscher Verlag, 1968), 243 p. (in German).

"Problems and Essentials of Rational Economic Policy in Britain,“ Zeitschrift für die gesamte Staatswissenschaft, vol. 125 (4), 1969, pp. 637-660 (in German).

Parties in Decline – Reconstruction and Fall of Traditional Parties in Lower Saxony. (Cologne: Westdeutscher Verlag, 1989), 309 p. (in German).

“Structure and Impact of Public Subsidies to Political Parties in Europe: The Examples of Austria, Italy, Sweden and West Germany,” Comparative Political Finance in the 1980s, ed. by H. E. Alexander. (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, 1989), pp. 236-267.

“The Costs of Party Democracy in Canada – Preliminary Findings for a Federal System,” Corruption and Reform, vol. 4 (3), 1989, pp. 217-243.

Citizens Are Funding Campaigns – North American Experience for the Funding of Parties in Germany. (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag, 1992), 189 p. (in German).

“Comparative Analysis of Party Funds in Western Europe,“ Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen, vol. 23 (3), 1992, pp.462-488 (in German).

"Comparing Party and Campaign Finance in Western Democracies," Campaign and Party Finance in North America and Western Europe, ed. by A.B. Gunlicks. (Boulder CO: Westview Press, 1993), pp. 233-267.

“Citizens’ Cash in Canada and the United States,” Comparative Political Finance Among the Democracies, ed. by H.E. Alexander & R. Shiratori. (Boulder CO: Westview Press, 1994), pp. 145-158.

“Finansowanie partii politycznych w Niemczech,” Finansowanie polityki. Wybori, pieniadze, partie polityczne, ed. by M. Walecki (Warzawa: Wydarwnictwo Sejmowe, 2000), pp. 24-38 (in Polish).

“O financiamento de partidos na Alemanha post à prova.” Bruno W. Speck et al., Os Custos da corrupcao. (Sao Paulo: Fundacao Konrad Adenauer, 2000), pp. 105-126 (in Portuguese).

Foundations for Democracy – Approaches to Comparative Political Finance – Essays in Honour of Herbert E. Alexander, ed. by K.-H. Nassmacher. (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag, 2001), 515 p.

“The Costs of Party Activity in Western Democracies,“ Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, vol. 31 (1), 2002, pp. 7-20 (in German).

“Introduction: Political Parties, Funding and Democracy,“ Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns, ed. by R. Austin & M. Tjernström. (Stockholm: International IDEA, 2003), pp. 1-19.

“Fiscalizatión, control y cumplimiento de la normatividad sobre finanziamento político,” Dinero y contenda político-electoral. Reto de la democracia, ed. by M. Carillo et al. (Mexico: Fondo de cultura económica, 2003), pp. 246-278 (in Spanish).

“Regulation of Party Finance,” Handbook of Party Politics, ed. by R.S. Katz & W. Crotty. (London: Sage Publications, 2006), pp. 446-455.

The Funding of Party Competition, Political Finance in 25 Democracies (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag, 2009), 467p.

Nassmacher, Karl-Heinz (2014): The Established Anglophone Democracies, in: Falguera, Elin/ Jones, Samuel/ Ohman, Magnus (eds.): Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns. A Handbook on Political Finance, Stockholm: International IDEA, 2014, pp. 255-298. (also available at: www.idea.int/publications/funding-of-political-parties-and-election-campaigns/upload/foppec_p8.pdf).

Naßmacher, Karl-Heinz (2013): Parteienfinanzierung, in: Andersen, Uwe/ Woyke, Wichard (Hrsg.): Handwörterbuch des politischen Systems der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 7. Aufl., Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2013, S. 528-532.

Kulick, Manuela S./ Nassmacher, Karl-Heinz (2012): Do Parties Spend Too Much? In: Mendilow, Jonathan (ed.): Money, Corruption, and Political Competition in Established and Emerging Democracies, Lanham MD et al.: Lexington Books, 2012, pp. 17-39.

Nassmacher, Karl-Heinz (2011): Campaign Finance, in: Kurian, George T. (ed.): The Encyclopedia of Political Science. Volume 1. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2011, pp. 179-181.

Nassmacher, Karl-Heinz (2011): Party Finance, in: Kurian, George T. (ed.): The Encyclopedia of Political Science. Volume 4. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2011, pp. 1187-1189.

Michael Pinto-Duschinsky


Jonathan Mendilow

Address:  40 Fairfield Avenue, Lawrenceville, NJ  08648

Office # Fine Arts 277 Telephone 896-5267

Home # Telephone 609-530-9703

E mail:  mendilow@rider.edu


1980       Ph.D. (with distinction) Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.  Dissertation: The World of the Past and the Society of the Future:  Conservative Reaction to Industrial Revolution (supervisor:  Jacob Talmon).

1976       M.A. (with distinction) Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Political Science and International Relations.

1973       B.A. (with distinction) Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Political Science and International Relations.


2009-present   Chair, IPSA Research Council 20, Political Finance and Political Corruption.          

2006-2014      Chair, Department of Political Science, Rider University.

1993-Present  Professor, Political Science department Rider University

1987-1993    Associate ProfessorRider University

1985-7   University of Southern California Los Angeles, California, Visiting Professor

1979-85   University of Tel Aviv Tel Aviv, Israel, Assistant Professor

1980-85 Joseph Saltiel College Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jerusalem, Israel, Assistant Professor

1980-81  Yale University New Haven, Connecticut, Fulbright Scholar

1978-80  Joseph Saltiel College Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jerusalem, Israel, Instructor



(editor , with Eric Phellipeau), Handbook of Political Party Funding ( London, UK: Edward Elgar , in press) .

(editor, with Ilan Peleg) , Corruption in the Contemporary World : Theory , Practice , and Hotspots (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014), 270 pp.

(editor). Money, Corruption, and Electoral Competition in Established and Emerging Democracies (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012), 211pp..

Ideology, Party Change and Electoral Campaigns in Israel (N.Y:  New York University, 2003. Paperback ed. 2004) 300 pp.

The Romantic Tradition in British Political Thought (N.Y : Barnes and Noble, 1985; London & Sydney; Croom & Helm, 1986) 272 pp.

(editor).  From the French Revolution to the Rise of Fascism:  Readings in the History of     Political Thought (Tel Aviv, Dyonon, 1982) 211 pp.

Other Refereed Professional Publications

“Introduction: The Dilemma of Party Funding and the Future of Contemporary Democracy”, Handbook of Political Party Funding ( London : Elgar, in Press) .

“Digital Gated Communities and the Future of Party Funding”, Handbook of Political Party Funding ( London : Elgar, in Press) .

With Gideon Rahat, “New Research Into Israeli Politics” , Oxford Bibliographies  ( Oxford , UK: Oxford University Press, 2015) , pp. 141-171.

With Ilan Peleg, “Edmund Burke’s Concept of Corruption and Beyond”, Corruption in the Contemporary World : Theory , Practice , and Hotspots , pp.1-26.

 With Ilan Peleg, “Corruption and the Arab Spring: Comparing the Pre-and Post –Spring Situation”, Corruption in the Contemporary World : Theory , Practice , and Hotspots , pp 99-116.

“Political Funding and Political Corruption: A Burkean Perspective” , Studies of Changing Societies  I (January 2013), pp. 129-145.

“Israel’s Palestinians –From Quietism to Indigence”, Israeli Studies Review , xxvii (summer  2012) , pp. 142-160. 

“Political Finance, Corruption, and the Future of Democracy” , J.Mendilow (ed), Money, Corruption, and Electoral Competition in Established and Emerging Democracies (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012), pp. 1-17.

With Michael Brogan “The MSG Effects of Public Party Funding” J.Mendilow (ed), Money, Corruption, and Electoral Competition in Established and Emerging Democracies (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012), pp. 56 -82.

“Corrupcion  y Financiecion  Electoral ”,  Eunomia   2  , August  2012, pp. 3-16.

With Michael Brogan, “Public Party Funding and Interparty Competition: Clean Elections in Maine and Arizona”, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, March 2012, pp.120-133.

With Michael Brogan. “ The Telescoping Effects of Public Campaign Funding: Evaluating the Impact of Clean Elections in Arizona, Maine , and New Jersey”, Politics and Policy  40 (June 2012), pp. 492-518.

“The Hidden Agenda of the 2009 Elections”, Israel Studies Forum , November 2010 , pp. 81-102.

“David Rebovich: the Art of Teaching Politics” , PS : Political Science and Politics , 41 , 2008 , pp. 891-893.

“Party Strategy in the 2006 Elections”, Asher Arian, Michal Shamir (eds) , The Elections in Israel 2006 (New Brunswick : Transaction, 2008 ) pp. 49-89.

 “Jerusalem”, World Book Encyclopedia, pp. 94-103.

“Some Political Aspects of Islam”, Collegiate Press publications on Middle Eastern Studies,Summer 2007.  

“Tory Judaism? The Jewish Doctrines of Benjamin Disraeli”, Studia Judaica, 20, 2007, pp. 91-111.

“European Identity in the Age of the Internet: A Toquevillian Perspective”, Studia Europaena, 52, 2007, pp. 145-165.

 “Uniqueness and Similarity; 2003 and the Study of Israeli Parties,” Israeli Studies Forum ,  20, 2007 , pp 86-88.

“Public Campaign Funding and Party System Change:  The Israeli Experience,” Israel Studies Forum 19 (Fall 2003), pp. 115-123.

“The Likud’s 1999 Campaign and the Headwaters of Defeat,” Asher Arian, Michal Shamir, eds. The Elections in Israel 1999, (Albany, NY:  SUNY, 2002), pp. 197-220.  Hebrew version, (Jerusalem:  The Israel Democracy Institute, 2001), pp. 132-167.

“The Electoral Campaign of 2001 and the ‘Weak-Strong Prime Minister Syndrome,’” Israel Studies Forum 17 (Fall 2001), pp. 23-46.

“The Internet and the Problem of Legitimacy:  A Tocquevillian Approach,” Bosah Ebo, ed.  Cyberimperialism?, (Praeger, Westport, CT, 2001), pp. 43-64.

“The Effects of Public Funding on Party Participation:  An Hypothesis and Case Study, “ Stuart Nagal, ed. Handbook of Global Political Policy (New York:  Marcel Dekker; 2000), pp. 605-624. reprinted in Hans Nassmacher (ed )  , Foundations for Democracy  ( Baden -Baden : Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2001 ) pp. 222-239.

“The Likud’s Dilemma - Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,” Asher Arian, ed. The Israeli Elections - 1996 (Albany, NY:  State University of New York Press, 1999), pp. 127-210.  Hebrew version, (Jerusalem:  The Israel Democracy Institute, 1999) pp. 233-262.

“What is Conservatism?-Some Signposts in the Wilderness,” Journal of Political Ideologies, 1 (December 1996) pp. 221-236.

“PPF and the Schemes of Mice and Men-The Case of the 1992 Elections in Israel,”  Party Politics, 2 (July 1996) pp. 329-353.

“Africa:  Politics and Government,” Kent Rasmussen (ed), Survey of the Social SciencesGovernment and Politics (Los Angeles:  Magil Books), 1996, pp. 20-28).

“Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Night of Ambiguity of Conservatism” Political Theory, 23 (February 1995), pp. 128-146.

“The 1992 Elections in Israel:  Valence and Position Dimensions,” Asher Arian and Michal Shamir (eds.), The Elections in Israel, 1992 (NY: SUNY Press, 1995)  pp. 207-235.

 “Soviet Intellectuals and the Disagreement with Party Policy” F.N. Magill (ed) Magill’s   History of Europe (Los Angeles: Grolier Corporation, 1995) pp. 17-28.

“Waiting for the Axe to Fall:  Carlyle’s Place in Study of Crises of Authority”  Political Research Quarterly XLVI (Sep. 1993), pp. 1-18.

“The Swing of the Pendulum: The Israeli Labor Alignment, 1988” International Journal of Middle East Studies 25 (Summer, 1993) pp. 241-259.

“Cycle of Legitimacy:  Some Preliminary Thoughts on the Collapse of the USSR” Collegiate Press monograph.

“Public Party Funding and Party Transformation in Multi-Party Systems” Comparative Political Studies XXV (April 1992), pp. 90-117.

“The Enacting of Israel’s Law of Return.” In M.L. Alonzo, Great Events from History vol. II (Pasadena: Salem Press, 1992), pp. 832-837.

“Israel is Created as Homeland for Jews.”  In M.L. Alonzo, Great Events from History vol. II (Pasadena: Salem Press, 1992), pp.761-766.

“Andrei Sakharov” F.N. Magill (ed) Great Figures of the Twentieth Century (Pasadena: Salem Press, 1991), pp. 2011-2026.

“Is Public Party Funding Neutral?” CRF Papers (1990).

“Party Financing:  Experiment and Experience.”  In H. Alexander (ed.) Party Finances in the 1980’s (Cambridge (UK), Cambridge University Press, 1989), pp. 124-153.

“Catch-All Tactics in a Divided Society: The Alignment’s Campaign.” In H. Penniman (ed.)          Israel at the Polls (Washington, D.C.:  American Enterprise, 1989), pp. 14-32.

“Catch All Tactics in a Divided Society:  The Israeli Labor Alignment in the 1984 Elections” Comparative Politics X (July 1988), pp. 443-460. (Reprinted in Daniel Elazar, Samuel Sandler, Israel’s Odd Couple (Detroit:  Wayne State University Press, 1990) pp. 42-68.)

“Federal Factions and Federated Host Parties:  Some Ideological and Structural Dimensions” Publius XVI (1986), pp. 113-132.

“Merrie England and the Brave New World:  Two Myths of British Imperialism” Journal of the History of European Ideas VI (1985), pp. 41-85.

“Carlyle, Marx and the ILP:  Alternative Routes to Socialism” Polity XVII (1984), pp. 225-247.

"The Transformation of the Israeli Multi-Party System.”  In A. Arian (ed.) The Elections in Israel (Tel Aviv, Ramot, 1984), pp. 15-39.

“Past, Future and Present Perfect:  Three Tenses of the British Idea of Empire” Australian Journal of Politics and History XXX (1984), pp. 209-223.

“Sartor Resartus as an Historiography” HSLA, XII (1984), pp. 26-45.

“Party Clustering in Multi-Party Systems:  The Example of Israel (1965-1981)” American Journal of Political Science XXVII (1983), pp. 64-85.

“Towards a Theory of Catch-All Extremism” Government and Opposition, CXXVIII (1983), pp. 68-87.  Reprinted in J. Hall (ed.) Rediscoveries (Oxford: Clarendon, 1986 pp. 7-27).

“Shelley’s Philosophy of Liberty” Libertarian Studies, VI (1982), pp. 169-181.

“Party Cluster Formations in Multi-Party Systems” Political Studies, XXX (1982), pp. 485-513.

Lists of conference papers and  book reviews upon request


image9141.gif  Jurij Toplak

Telephone: +386-2-250-42-36
Mailing address: University of Maribor Law School Mladinska 9 2000 Maribor Slovenia
Email: jure.toplak@uni-mb.si
Website: Please click here

Law Degree - University of Maribor (mentor prof. dr. Rafael Cijan)
LL.M. - Central European University
(mentor prof. Michel Rosenfeld, Cardozo Law School, NY)
Ph.D. in Law - University of Maribor (mentor prof. Daniel H. Lowenstein of UCLA Law School)
Other Appointments: Fulbright Scholar: UCLA Law School (2003-2004); Lecturer: European Law School of Nova Gorica (2005-), School of Graduate Governmental and European Studies (2001-); Guest Lecturer: Washington State University (2007), University of Idaho (2007), University of Zagreb (2004), University of Pecs (2005).
Memberships and Fellowships: Member, State Election Commission of Republic of Slovenia; Member, Research Committee on Political finance and Political Corruption, International Political Science Association (IPSA); Member, International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL); Member, American Political Science Association (APSA); Member, Board of Directors, Slovenian Association of Constitutional Law; Member, Editorial Board, Lex Localis, Journal. Awards and Honors: Slovenian Lawyers’ Association ‘Young Lawyer of the Year’ Award (2000).
International Research: UCLA, Los Angeles (2003-2004), Library of Congress, Washington D.C. (1998 & 2002), Georgetown University, Washington D.C. (2002), Oxford University, Oxford (2001), Central European University, Budapest (1999-2000 & 2001).
Research Interests: Constitutional law, Elections, Campaign finance issues, European Court of Human Rights, Voting rights.

Major Publications

Smilov, Daniel and Jurij Toplak (eds.). Political Finance and Corruption in Eastern Europe, London: Ashgate, 2007.

Toplak, Jurij. Party funding in Slovenia. In: Smilov and Toplak (eds.). Political finance and corruption in Eastern Europe. Aldershot: Ashgate; Burlington: Ashgate, 2007

Toplak, Jurij. Equal Voting Weight for All. Temple Law Review, 1/2008 (Forthcoming).

Toplak, Jurij. Party funding and corruption in Balkan countries : the cases of Slovenia and Croatia. In: Transparency Bulgaria (ed.).

Party and election campaign financing in Southeastern Europe. Sofia, 2004.

Toplak, Jurij. Parteienfinanzierung in Slowenien und Kroatien. Suedosteuropa Mitteilungen, 2004.

Toplak, Jurij. Parliamentary Elections in Slovenia, 2004. Electoral Studies, 2006.

Toplak, Jurij. In defense of automated districting: a comparative study of redistricting procedures and gerrymandering prevention measures. Boca Raton FL, 2005.


Manuela Blumenburg

Mailing address: Post Box 122155, 68072 Mannheim, Germany

Email: manuela.blumenberg@gesis.org


2012 Ph.D., University of Oldenburg, Germany. Dissertation: Spending structure of political parties

in international comparison

2007 Diploma in Social Sciences, University of Oldenburg, Germany


2009-present: Research associate at GESIS - Leibniz Institute of Social Sciences, since 2010 project coordinator of the German Longitudinal Election Study and since 2017 teamleader of the team “National Surveys”

2007-2008: Lecturer at the University of Oldenburg


Comparative party financing, electoral behavior, electoral and party systems.

PUBLICATIONS (selection)

Roßteutscher, Sigrid; Bieber, Ina; Blumenberg, Manuela; Stövsand, Lars-Christopher (2017): „Candidate Perception and Individual Vote Choice: The Role of Social Cues”, in: Roßteutscher, Sigrid; Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger; Rattinger, Hans; Weßels, Bernhard; Wolf Christof (Hrsg.): Voters and Voting in Context: Multiple Contexts and Heterogeneous Electorates. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Blumenberg, Manuela S., and Andre Förster. 2014. Formation of Government (Die Regierungsbildung). In Zwischen Fragmentierung und Konzentration : Die Bundestagswahl 2013, edited by Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck, Hans Rattinger, Sigrid Roßteutscher, Bernhard Weßels, and Christof Wolf, Wahlen in Deutschland 2, 341-353. Baden-Baden: Nomos (in German).

Kaczmirek, Lars / Mayr, Philipp / Vatrapu, Ravi / Bleier, Arnim / Blumenberg, Manuela S. / Gummer, Tobias / Hussain, Abid / Kinder-Kurlanda, Katharina E. / Manshaei, Kaveh / Thamm, Mark / Weller, Katrin / Wenz, Alexander / Wolf, Christof (2014): Social media monitoring of the campaigns for the 2013 German Bundestag elections on Facebook and Twitter. GESIS Working Papers 31. Köln: GESIS.

Blumenberg, Manuela S. (2013): Spending structure of political parties (Ausgabestrukturen demokratischer Parteien im internationalen Vergleich). Hamburg: Verlag Dr. Kovač (in German).

Kulick, Manuela S. / Naßmacher, Karl-Heinz (2012): Do Parties Spend Too Much? In: Mendilow, Jonathan (Hrsg.): Money, Corruption, and Political Competition in Established and Emerging Democracies. Lanham: Lexington Books, S. 17-40.

Kulick, Manuela S. (2012): The Piratenpartei and the gender issue (Die Piratenpartei und die Genderproblematik). In: Niedermayer, Oskar (Hrsg.): Die Piratenpartei. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, S. 149-174 (in German).

Blumenberg, Johannes N. / Kulick, Manuela S. (2012): Party families in the comparativ party research (Parteienfamilien in der vergleichenden Parteienforschung - historische Kategorien und moderne Zuordnung). In: Jun, Uwe / Höhne, Benjamin (Hrsg.): Parteienfamilien. Identitätsbestimmend oder nur noch Etikett? Opladen: Verlag Barbara Budrich, S. 34-49 (in German).

Blumenberg, Johannes N. / Kulick, Manuela S. (2010): The beloved traitor - Oskar Lafontaine and voting behaviour at the Saarland Land election 2009 (Der geliebte Verräter - Einfluss von Spitzenkandidaten auf das Wahlverhalten. Eine Analyse am Beispiel Oskar Lafontaines bei der saarländischen Landtagswahl 2009). In: Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen, Heft 4, 41. Jg., 803 - 817 (in German).

Kulick, Manuela S. (2009): Failed Majority - The Canadian House of Commons election on October 14, 2008 (Der gescheiterte Griff nach der Mehrheit - Die kanadische Unterhauswahl vom 14. Oktober 2008). In: Zeitschrift für Kanada-Studien, Heft 2, Band 55, S. 132-146 (in German).

Kulick, Manuela / Onken, Holger (2008): Voters of the Left Party in their heartlands (Die Wähler der Linkspartei in ihren Hochburgen: eine empirische Analyse zur niedersächsischen Landtagswahl 2008 in Oldenburg, Delmenhorst und Wilhelmshaven). In: Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen, Heft 2, 39. Jg., S. 299-312 (in German).


Ezequiel Martins Paz


Mailing Adresse: Rua João Gomes 300, Ap. 23N, CEP 81020-030, Curitiba, Brasil. Email: ezequielmpaz@ufpr.br

Ph.D. Candidate at the Universidade Federal do Paraná, Political Science.

M.A. at the Universidade Federal do Paraná, Political Science.

B.A. at the Faculdade Padre João Bagozzi, Philosophy.


Membership and Fellowships:

Member of the Núcleo de Pesquisa em Sociologia Política Brasileira (NUSP) at the Universidade Federal do Paraná, Member of the International Political Association Research Committee on Political Finance and Political Corruption.


“Sobre a Natureza, Anaxágoras (500 ? – 428 ? A. C.)”, translation from German to Portuguese in, Escritos Vol 4, Nr. 2, July-December 2008, Curitiba, pp, 130-141.

“Corruption in Brazil: A CEO´s Point of View”, in Jonathan Mendilow & Ilan Peleg ed. Corruption and Governmental Legitimacy, A Twenty-First-Century Perspective, Lexington Books, New York, 2016, pp. 171-199.


Research Interests:

Political Corruption in Brazil, Entrepreneur and its relation with Political Corruption


Magnus_Ohman_.jpg  Magnus Ohman

Mailing address: IFES 1850 K Street NW, Washington D.C. 20006, USA
Email: mohman@ifes.org
Website: www.ifes.org, www.magnusohman.net

IFES Senior Political Finance Advisor
Managing IFES programming regarding political finance, and has worked in countries such as Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Brazil, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Georgia, Haiti, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liberia, FYR Macedonia, the Maldives, Moldova, Montenegro, Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, Nigeria, the Philippines, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Ukraine, the US, Yemen and Zimbabwe.
Ph.D Uppsala University, Department of Government, 2004.
Other Appointments: Elections and Political Processes Advisor & Programme Manager, IFES Sierra Leone, 2007—2008, Programme Officer IFES 2005—2006. Lecturer, Uppsala University 2004—2005.
Memberships and Fellowships: Member, Research Committee on Political finance and Political Corruption, International Political Science Association (IPSA).
Research Interests: Election administration, Campaign finance issues, Political party organisation, democratization and democracy assistance, sub-Saharan African politics.


"Campaign Finance" (with Megan L. Ritchie) in International Election Remedies.Edited by Jack Young. American Bar Association, forthcoming 2017.

Political Finance and the Equal Partication of Women in Tunisia: a Situation Analysis. International IDEA and the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy, 2016.

“Sweden” in Checkbook elections (edited by Pippa Norris and Andrea Abel van Es). Oxford University Press 2016.

The State of Political Finance Regulations in Africa. International IDEA, 2016.

"Transparency in political finance – public and civil society oversight" in the Sixteenth General Activity Report of the Group of States Against Corruption, 2016.

Political party financing and equal participation of women in Kenyan electoral politics: A situation overview (with Carol Lintari). International IDEA/NIMD 2015.

“Money and Electoral Violence in Africa” in Electoral Violence in Africa IFES, Washington, 2014.

Understanding political finance in Africa (working title). International IDEA, Stockholm 2014.

A Global View of Political Finance Regulations as a Dependent Variable. Paper presented at IPSA World Congress 2012.

Political Finance Regulations Around the World. International IDEA, Stockholm 2012.

Sanctions against Political Finance Violations, European experience and recommendations for Georgia. IFES, Tbilisi 2011.

The Serbian 2011 Law on Financing Political Activities, - Legal provisions and recommendations for enforcement. IFES, Belgrade 2011. Also available in Serbian.

Political Finance Provisions in Liberia and suggestions for reforms. IFES, Monrovia 2011.

Political Finance Regulations in Cambodia. IFES, Phnom Penh 2011.

Global Trends in the Regulation of Political Finance. Paper presented at IPSA-ECPR Conference, Sao Paulo Feb 2011.

An Introduction to European Standards in Political Finance. Paper presented at the Armenian National Assembly Electoral Legislation Symposium. IFES, Yerevan 2010. Also available in Armenian.

Regulating the Role of Money in Politics, An International Perspective and the Egyptian Context. IFES, Cairo 2010. Also available in Arabic.

"The Abuse of Administrative Resources – Regulation in an International context and the Georgian Situation." IFES, Tbilisi 2010.

"Political Finance Regulation, the Global Experience" (editor with Zainulbhai, Hani). IFES, Washington 2009. Author of chapters “Introduction”, “Practical Solutions for the Disclosure of Campaign and Political Party Finance“ (with Santucci, Jack), “Practical Solutions for the Public Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns“ and “Conclusions”. Also available in French, Russian, Dari and Pashto.

"Evaluating Electoral Processes: A Methodology for Practitioners" (with Darnolf, Staffan & Sharma, Rakesh). Paper presented at the workshop on Comparative Democracy Assessment, Sandbjerg Gods, Nov 2009.

"Campaign Finance Oversight in the 2009 Presidential Elections in Afghanistan", IFES Political Finance White Paper Series, No 7. IFES, Kabul 2009. Also available in Dari and Pashto.

"The Political Finance Framework in Lebanon. An Analysis of the oversight mechanisms put in place for the 2009 Parliamentary Elections" IFES, Beirut 2009.

“The 2007 presidential and parliamentary elections in Sierra Leone” in Electoral Studies, Vol. 27, No. 4, 2008.

“Public funding solutions, a comparative perspective” in IFES-Nigeria Political Finance Newsletter , Vol 7. IFES Nigeria, Abuja, 2006.

Incumbency or Change? The Role of Candidate Selection in the Turnover of MPs in Emerging Democracies. Paper presented at the International Political Science Association Congress, Fukuoka, Japan, 9-13 July 2006.

How Can International Non-Governmental Organisations Assist Increased Inclusiveness in the Iraqi Political System? Paper Presented at the Conference on “Equal Representation – A Challenge for Democracy and Democracy Promotion”, Uppsala, Sweden April 3–4, 2006.

Political Parties and Democracy Assistance, (Lead writer, with Ahlbäck Öberg, S & Holmbäck, B & Wockelberg, H & Åberg, V), Department of Government, Uppsala University, 2004.

The Heart and Soul of the Party, Candidate Selection in Ghana and Africa. PhD thesis, Department of Government, Uppsala University, 2004.

“Public Funding of Political Parties in Africa” in Conference Report, International IDEA/SADC Conference “Towards Sustainable Democratic Institutions in Southern Africa” (Gaborone, Botswana 8-10 May 2000). International IDEA, Stockholm, 2001.

 Ilan Peleg

Charles A. Dana Professor of Government & Law
Lafayette College. Email pelegi@lafayette.edu

Ilan Peleg is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Government and Law at
Lafayette College, a scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC., a former president
of the Association for Israel Studies, and the author of six books and editor of five books.  His
specialties include Middle East politics (particularly Israel), American foreign policy, international
politics, censorship and corruption.



Published on Wednesday, March 13 2013 by Magnus Ohman