Portugal

Portuguese Policy agenda project: Party pledges, media, public opinion and (-non)legislative activities

The Portuguese policy agendas project studies the dynamics of policy attention in Portugal from 1986 up to now. Besides coding specific agendas, the project aims at fostering collaboration between the Policy Agenda Project and two international research networks (Comparative Party Pledges Group; the Pew Project for the Excellence in Journalism).

The Portuguese Policy Agenda Project is divided in five research lines.

1)     Legislation

  • Budget, legislative bills and ministerial decrees (1986-present)
  • Co-ordinated by Maria de Lurdes Rodrigues, Associate Professor at ISCTE-IUL and Director of the Master Degree in Public Policy. [email protected]
  • Team Members: Maria Luisa Araujo, Mariana Vieira da Silva, Luisa Proença

2)     Electoral pledges

  • Electoral manifestoes and coalition agreement (1986-present)
  • Co-ordinated by Catherine Moury, Assistant Professor at ISCTE-IUL and Director of the PhD in Public Policy. [email protected]
  • Team Members: Elisabetta Di Giorgi, Nicolo Conti, Ana Belchior and Filipa Seiceira

3)     Media

  • Daily newspapers, radio broadcast and television first minutes (present-)
  • Co-ordinated by Gustavo Cardoso, Assistant Professor at ISCTE-IUL and Director of the PhD in Communication. [email protected]
  • Team members: Susana Santos, Adelino Gomes, José Barreiros, Cláudia Lamy, Pedro Jacobetty

4)     Public opinion

  • Survey about the ‘most important problem facing the country’ (2002-present)
  • Co-ordinated by Ana Belchior, Assistant Professor at ISCTE-IUL and Deputy-Director of the Department of Public Policy and Political science. [email protected]ail.com
  • Team members: Cláudio Nóbrega, Sofia Silva, Viriato Queiroga

5)  Non-legislative activities

  • Perguntas ao governo, oral parliamentary questions to the government (2002-present)
  • Co-ordinated by Ana Belchior, Assistant Professor at ISCTE-IUL and Deputy-Director of the Department of Public Policy and Political science. [email protected] and Enrico Borghetto, Post-Doc Researcher at Nova University in Lisbon, [email protected]
  • Team members: Cláudio Nóbrega, Sofia Silva, Viriato Queiroga