Suppy Side (2009-2012)

The Supply Side of AUTNES had its focus on political parties and parliamentary candidates. In the first funding period (2009–2012), it has analyzed the parties’ programmatic offer and political personnel as well as their strategies and behavior in past elections. For this purpose, the research team has collected data on party behavior from past elections and developed new methods for the content analysis of party manifestos and other political texts (e.g. political statements of party leaders in the press).
In addition to conducting these content analyses, the Supply Side has worked with a survey of parliamentary candidates for the 2008 election. This survey provided data on the political background and prior career of the candidates, their campaign activities, and positions on policy issues.