2021

Activities

Tuesday Seminar – 11 May

Positivity breeds Positivity: Evidence that Positive In-party Affective Evaluations Predict Positive Out-party Evaluations in Western Publics James Adams (UC Davis) Noam Gidron (Hebrew University in Jerusalem)Will Horn (Princeton University)Yair Amitai (Hebrew University in Jerusalem) Political observers voice growing concerns over cross-party distrust and hostility in western publics, commonly labeled affective polarisation. Scholars typically measure affective polarisation […] Read more

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Tuesday Seminar – 4 May

Inequality and voting: How widening socio-economic gaps explain mainstream party decline  David Weisstanner (University of Oxford)Sarah Engler (University of Zurich)  The political landscape of Western democracies has changed substantively over the past decades; mainstream parties have lost ground to radical left and radical right parties. Previous studies focusing on socio-structural transformations, such as occupational change or globalization, […] Read more

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Tuesday Seminar – 27 avril

Does bottom-up spillover effect exist for radical right party? Evidence from Germany Chan Ka-Ming Previous literature suggests that a party’s electoral result can shape its vote share and voters’ calculus in a subsequent election. Yet, can this information-updating process help explaining the success of radical right party (RRP) in a multi-level system? To answer this […] Read more

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Tuesday Seminar – 20 avril

Voting for Disabled Candidates: The Roles of Voter Preferences and Belief Stereotypes Stefanie Reher (University of Strathclyde) Despite important advances in the rights of disabled people over the past decades, stigma and prejudice against them remain widespread. Given ample evidence that voters use group stereotypes when evaluating candidates and casting their votes, we might expect […] Read more

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Chair members present at the 2021 MPSA Conference

Several members of the Chair participate in the Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, that is organized online from April, 14 to April 18, 2021. See below for an overview of the panels where you’ll see presentations by Chair members: Thursday, April 15, 1:20 – 2:50 pm EDTPanel: Social Media, Political Efficacy, and […] Read more

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Tuesday Seminar – 13 avril

Do elections (still) matter? Mandate, institutions and policies in Western Europe Emiliano Grossman (Centre d’Étude Européennes / Sciences Po)Isabelle Guinaudeau (Centre Émile Durkheim / Sciences Po Bordeaux) Are election campaigns relevant to policymaking, as they should in a democracy? This book sheds new light on this central democratic concern based on an ambitious study of democratic […] Read more

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New publication by Semih Çakır

Semih published a paper in the journal Party Politics. In his paper, Semih uses the data from the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems projects to study the association between citizens’ feelings of party ambivalence and their likelihood to turn out to vote. Abstract Does party ambivalence, that is, simultaneously evaluating positively more than one political […] Read more

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New publication by Philippe Mongrain

Philippe published an article in Electoral Studies. In his paper, Philippe uses data from the Making Electoral Democracy Work project to study the determinants of the accuracy of voters’ expectations about the outcome of elections. Abstract The expectations of voters regarding election outcomes appear to be mostly influenced by their own political preferences. This raises […] Read more