Activities

Tuesday Seminar – 22 June

The political consequences of a surge in housing prices: an experimental study Alexandra Jabbour (Université de Montréal) Change in housing princes has direct pocketbook effects which probably explain the interest of political scientists in establishing a link between real estate and political attitudes. The literature predominantly assumes that housing unaffordability benefits homeowners, while renters are […] Read more

Activities

Tuesday Seminar – 15 June

Pernicious Personalization: An Audit on the Ideological Bias of Twitter Recommender System Fabio Votta (University of Amsterdam)Benjamin Guinaudeau (University of Konstanz)Simon Roth (University of Konstanz) Although social media only recently emerged, the accumulation of evidence undermining the ‘echo chamber’ hypothesis is striking. While self-selective exposure to congruent content – the echo chamber – is not […] Read more

Activities

Tuesday Seminar – 8 Juin

The Changing Gender Gap(s) in Voting: An Occupational Realignment Orit Kedar (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)Odelia Oshri (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)Lotem Halevy (University of Pennsylvania) In a dramatic reversal from five decades ago, in most Western democracies today, women support left-leaning parties at higher rates than men do. We explain this change on the left by focusing […] Read more

Activities

Tuesday Seminar – 1 June

No change in sight? Assessing the stability of populist attitudes Christian H. Schimpf – L’Université du Québec à Montréal Alexander Wuttke – University of MannheimHarald Schoen – University of Mannheim A rapidly growing literature addresses the role of so-called populist attitudes in contemporary democracies. Generally speaking, populist attitudes are defined as a multi-dimensional attitudinal syndrome implying (dis-)agreement with populism’s central ideas of anti-elitism, […] Read more

Activities

Tuesday Seminar – 25 May

Did Trump Lose Reelection because of COVID-19? Marco Mendoza Aviña (Université de Montréal)Semra Sevi (Université de Montréal) A significant body of literature on retrospective voting shows that citizens evaluate elected officials based on their past performance. In the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, the conventional wisdom in both media and academic discourse is that […] Read more