Pedro Tavares de Almeida

Office: D116

Research unit: Portuguese Institute of Internacional Relations (IPRI)

Research areas: Citizenship and Political Representation, Elections and Electoral Systems, Elite Studies, State and Public Administration, Civil Society and Democracy, Comparative Politics

DoctorateFaculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)Sociologia
  • Régimen electoral y representación parlamentaria en el imperio colonial portugués, 1820-1926  
  • Beyond Party Government?  
  • Technocratic Ministers and Political Leadership in European Democracies  
  • The Politics of Representation  
  • The Primacy of Experts?  
TitleFunding sourceStartState
[Principal Investigator] The Portuguese Parliament, 19th-21st Centuries, funded by Assembleia da República, 2018-2022Completed
[Member of the research team] ENEC (European National Elites and the Crisis: An empirical research on the impact of the financial crisis upon the attitudes towards the EU), co-funded by IPRI, 2014-2015.Completed
[Principal Investigator] Technocratic and Non-partisan Ministers in European Democracies, funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (PTDC/CPJ-CPO/118086/2010), 2012-2014..Completed
[Principal Investigator] Civil Society and Democracy: Portugal in a Comparative Approach, funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (PTDC/CPJ-CPO/098735/2008), 2010-2013.Completed
[Member of the research team] INTUNE (Integrated and United? A Quest for Citizenship in an 'Ever Closer Europe'), funded by the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission, 2005-2009.Completed
[Principal Investigator] Parliamentary Recruitment in Portugal, 1834-1926: A Comparative Approach, funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (POCTI/HAR/58007/2004), 2005-2008.Completed
[Member of the Steering Committee] EURELITE (European Political Elites in Comparison: The Long Road to Convergence), funded by the European Science Foundation, 2001-2004.Completed
Member (March 2009- March 2018) and Vice-Chairman (July 2013-March 2018) of the Scientific Council of FCSH-UNL.
Chair of the Department of Political Studies, FCSH-UNL (July 2009 - July 2017).
Principal Investigator or team member of various funded Research Programmes, both national and international.
Member of academic juries in different universities, both in Portugal and abroad (EUI Florence, and the universities Complutense of Madrid, of Valencia and of Granada).
Member of the juries of scientific awards and of committees for the evaluation of study programmes.and research projects.
Supervisor of several post-Doctoral, PhD and MA students.
Member of the editorial boards of academic journals, both national and internacional, and, since 2007, editor of the Series 'Political Studies' published by Livros Horizonte.
Visiting Fellow of the Center of International Studies, Princeton University, USA (1997), and of the Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca sul Cambiamento Politico (CIRCaP), University of Siena, Italy (2003).
Visiting Professor of the Instititue of Political Science, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary (May 2013) and of the Department of Political Science, Faculté de Droit et de Science Politique, Université de Montpellier, France (Nov.Dec.2014).
Guest Lecturer in post-graduate programmes in Spain (Complutense University of Madrid, University of Granada, University of Huelva, International University of Andalusia, and University of Valencia) and Brasil (Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba).