Centre for Political Research
The members of the Center for Political Research focus on the central institutions and processes of decision-making, inherent in contemporary democracies. Therefore, four major domains are central in their research strategy: elections, political parties and social organisations, parliaments and governments. In the analyses and publications both structural and cultural determinants of the functioning of democracies and its patterns of decision-making are taken into consideration, as well as recent dynamic developments along with the analysis of their historic roots. In this respect the Belgian political system is a privileged domain of research, especially from the perspective of comparative research. Futher information: (URL:http://www.kuleuven.be/politicalresearch) www.kul euven.be/politicalresearch.