The ESPOL research centre, ESPOL-LAB, is composed of a team of University lecturer-researchers who actively contribute to the development of knowledge in political science. Their research focuses in particular on questioning contemporary transformations in the political sphere and analysing public decision-making processes.
Research at ESPOL-LAB focuses on changes in contemporary societies and political dynamics within multilevel settings. It is organised around three major research strands:
– The quality of democracy
– Reconfigurations of the International
In addition to the individual activities of its members (lectures, publications, membership to scholars communities.), ESPOL-LAB organises a monthly seminar and lectures.
The team members’ expertise strengthens ESPOL’s educational teaching system (dissertation supervision, methodology courses, reading groups, etc.). Of course, academic events organised within the School are open to all our students.
ESPOL-LAB is member of the ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research), the primary political science research network in Europe. The team supports the Revue Internationale de Politique Comparée.