Dr. Raphaël Kies

Raphaël Kies

Research scientist

Faculté ou Centre Faculté des Sciences Humaines, des Sciences de l'Éducation et des Sciences Sociales​
Department Département Sciences humaines
Adresse postale Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Bureau sur le campus MSH, E02 35-290
Téléphone (+352) 46 66 44 9306

Research interests

My research interests can be broadly defined in four categories. The first concerns the transformation of the public spaces and its impact on (deliberative) democracy. I am particularly interested in measuring the quality of online deliberation in a micro and macro perspective. The second is e-democracy and democratic innovations, such as e-consultations, e-petitions and e-voting. Presently I am responsible of a large network of researchers working one-consultation processes (COST: Constitution-making and deliberative democracy). My third research field concerns the electoral studies and Luxembourgish politics. Since 2004, I collaborate with the Parliament and the Chair in legislative studies for elaborating and analysing the national and European electoral surveys and the European Values Surveys. I have written Luxembourgish-centred chapters in edited comparative books (such as Routledge, Oxford University Press, ECPR press) and journals (EJPR). In relation to the electoral studies, I am particularly interested in the usage and impact of the voting advice applications (VAA). I have introduced in 2009 in Luxembourg the VAA Smartwielen (www.smartwielen.lu) that is since then implemented at each national and European election. Finally, I am also working on questions related to the media landscape in Luxembourg. Each year I take care of the national media pluralism monitor that is part of a European wide project coordinated by the European University Institute in Florence. In all these fields, I am a regular advisor of several institutions and initiatives such as national Parliament, the European court of auditors, or the Bertelsman Stiftung, the Luxemburgish media authority (ALIA), the Open Government Partnership (OGP).

Research Interest in key words

  • Theories of democracy (particularly deliberative democracy)
  • Electoral studies
  • Democratic innovations
  • E-democracy
  • Political System in Luxembourg
  • Media studies

PhD supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD projects in the domain of democratic innovations, deliberative democracy, e-democracy, electoral studies and media pluralism.


Last updated on: lundi 17 juin 2019