Sergiu Gherghina is a Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the Department of Politics at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. His research interests lie in party politics, legislative and voting behavior, democratization, and the use of direct democracy. Joakim Ekman is a Professor of Political Science, with a special focus on the Baltic Sea Region and Eastern Europe, at the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) at Sdertrn University, Sweden. His research interests comprise democratisation, public opinion and political participation. Olena Podolian is a Ph.D. candidate at Sdertrn University in Stockholm, Sweden. She holds an M.A. in Political Science from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and an M.Sc. in Russian, Central and East European Studies from the University of Glasgow.
1. Democratic innovations in Central and Eastern Europe: expanding the research agenda Sergiu Gherghina, Joakim Ekman and Olena Podolian 2. The role of partisan cues on voters mobilization in a referendum Miroslav Nemok, Peter Sp & Petr Voda 3. And yet it matters: referendum campaigns and vote decision in Eastern Europe Sergiu Gherghina and Nanuli Silagadze 4. Never just a local war: explaining the failure of a mayors recall referendum Sergiu Micoiu 5. Direct democracy in an increasingly illiberal setting: the case of the Hungarian national referendum Zoltn Tibor Pllinger 6. Deliberative democracy and trust in political institutions at the local level: evidence from participatory budgeting experiment in Ukraine Dmytro Volodin 7. Attrition in long-term deliberative processes. The neighbourhood consultative councils in Timisoara Adrian Schiffbeck 8. Democratic innovations in Serbia: a misplaced trust in technology Ivana Damnjanovi