Sanches, E.R., Cheeseman, N., Veenendaal, W. & Corbett, J. “African exceptions: democratic development in small island states”, Journal of International Relations and Development. Link

Sá, A. L. & Sanches, E.R “The Politics Of Autocratic Survival In Equatorial Guinea: Co-Optation, Restrictive Institutional Rules, Repression And International Projection”, African Affairs,  120(478): 78-102. Link


Lisi, M., Sanches, E.R., Maia, J. “Party System Renewal or Business as Usual?, Continuity and Change in Post-Bailout Portugal“, South European Society and Politics,  25(2): 179-203. Link 

Sanches, E. R. “Transitions to democracy, institutional choices and party system stability: lessons from small African islands”, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 38 (2): 186-204. Link 

Santo, A.E & Sanches, E.R. “Who gets what? The interactive effect of MPs’ sex in committee assignments in Portugal.” Parliamentary Affairs 73(2): 450-472. Link



Conduto, J. & Sanches, E.R. “Madagascar’s Fluid Party System: Authoritarian legacies and an uneven playing field in an enduring competitive authoritarian regime.” Caderno de Estudos Africanos  38, pp. 41-66. Link

Sanches, E.R. & Macuane, J.J. “Elections as vehicles for change? Explaining different outcomes of democratic performance and government alternation in Africa.” Caderno de Estudos Africanos 38, pp. 15-40. Link  

Sanches, E.R, Macuane, J.J. & Dendere, C. “Introduction: Three decades of elections in Africa: what have we learned about democracy?” Caderno de Estudos Africanos 38, pp. 9-13. Link

Pitcher, A. & Sanches, E.R.  “The paradox of Isabel dos Santos: State capitalism, dynastic politics, and gender hostility in a resource rich, authoritarian country.” Cahiers d’Études Africaines, 234: 597- 624. Link 

Seabra, P. & Sanches, E.R.  “South-South cohesiveness vs. South-South rhetoric: Brazil and Africa at the UN General Assembly.” International Politics, 56: 585–604. Link


Espírito-Santo, A. & Sanches, E.R. “Looking for Locals Under a Closed-List Proportional Representation System: The Case of Portugal.” Electoral Studies, 52: 117-127. Link

Belchior, A., Sanches, E.R., José, G.M. “Policy congruence in a Competitive Authoritarian Regime: Learning from the Angolan Case.” Journal of Asian and African Studies, 53 (2): 201–216. Link

Sanches, E.R., Lisi, M., Razzuoli, I & Santo, P. Intra-party democracy from members’ viewpoint: the case of left-wing parties in Portugal.”  Acta Politica, 53 (3): 391–408. Link


Sanches, E.R. (Ed.) Popular Protest, Political Opportunities and Changes in Africa. London: Routledge (forthcoming)

Sanches, E.R., Bodart, C.N., Tomás, P. & Silva, A.O. Para que servem os Partidos Políticos? Lisboa: Escolar Editora. Link


Fernandes, T., Santana-Pereira, J., Cancela, J. & Sanches, E.R.  Cultura política e democracia.  Lisboa: FFMS – Coleção Estudos Científicos. Link

Fernandes, T., Santana-Pereira, J., Cancela, J. & Sanches, E.R.  Instituições e qualidade da democracia Cultura política na Europa do Sul.  Lisboa: FFMS – Coleção Estudos Científicos. Link


Sanches, E.R. Party Systems in Young Democracies: Varieties of institutionalization in Sub-Saharan Africa. London and New York: Routledge. Link


Ferreira, V., Lobo, M. C., Rowland, J. & Sanches, E.R. Geração Milénio? Um retrato social e político. Lisboa: ICS, Coleção Observatórios do ICS. Link


Jalali, C., Sanches, E.R. Candidate Selection. In J. M. Fernandes, P. C. Magalhães & A.C. Pinto (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Portuguese Politics (under revision).

Sanches, E.R. Party Systems in Comparative Perspective. In T. Fernandes (ed.) Varieties of Democracy in Southern Europe, 1960s-2000s: A Comparison between Spain, France, Greece, Italy and Portugal. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. (In press)

Sanches, E. R. & Dias, António Ghana: The Politics of Legislative Debates in a Hybrid Presidential Regime. In H. Bäck, M. Debus, & J. M. Fernandes (eds.), The Politics of Legislative Debate Around the World. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (In Press)

Silva, S. & Sanches, E.R. Representação Política das Mulheres em Moçambique. In   C. Viscardi, I. Corrêa da Silva, & F. Raimundo (eds.), Representação Política e Cidadnia no Espaço da Lusofonia.  EDUPE e Editora da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa. Link


Sanches, E. R. Zambia. In A. Awedoba, B. Kamski, A. Mehler, D. Sebudubudu (Eds.), Africa Yearbook. Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2019, Vol. 16. Leiden and Boston: Brill. Link

Sanches, E.R. Small Island States with Strong Democracies: Cape Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe Compared. In L. Briguglio, J. Byron, S. Moncada & W.  Veenendaal (Eds.), Handbook of Governance in Small States. Routledge. Link

Sanches, E. R. Democracy Promotion and Human Rights. In L. Mah, T. Haastrup & N. Duggan (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook on EU-Africa Relations. Link

Sanches, E. R. & Seibert, G. Politics and Economy in Small African Island States: Comparing Cabo Verde and São Tomé and Príncipe. In G. Baldacchino & A.Wivel (Orgs.), Handbook on the Politics of Small States. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. Link

Book Reviews 


Sanches, E.R. Electoral Politics in Africa Since 1990: Continuity and Change, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press de Jaimie Bleck e Nicolas Van de Walle. African Studies Review. Link


Sanches, E.R. Democracy in small states: Persisting against all odds, Oxford: Oxford University Press de Jack Corbett e Wouter Veenendaal.  Small States & Territories, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2018, pp. 197-218. Link