Posted on Monday 5th September 2011
Professor Peter Mair passed away on 15 August while on holiday in Ireland. EUDO and the SPS Department mourn his sad loss.
One of the world’s leading scholars in the study of political parties, Prof. Mair was a co-founder and co-director of EUDO’s Observatory on Political Parties and Representation (OPPR), of which he was a fundamental driving force. The OPPR is still a very young research structure, but Prof. Mair’s leadership, vision and unsurpassed scientific reputation, significantly contributed to making it known to academics and practitioners at European level. At the time of his death, Prof. Mair was working with the OPPR team at the development of several research initiatives which promised to produce the OPPR’s definitive consolidation. Prof. Mair and his exceptional scientific, professional and human qualities will be sadly missed by all of us at EUDO and OPPR. It will be our paramount task and objective to honour his memory by continuing his work, if at all possible, at the levels of his very demanding standards.