Tuesday Seminar – 20 October

Evolution of Party Polarization and Voter Polarization in European Democracies

Semih Cakir (Université de Montréal)

Traditionally, party competition in established democracies in Europe is mainly structured around the economic cleavage. However, scholars increasingly argue that political conflicts that motivate party competition and mobilize voters have been under transformation. There is growing evidence that party competition occurs on different dimensions of political conflict. Combining data from the Comparative Manifesto Project (CMP) with voter-level data from European Value Survey, European Social Survey, European Election Study and World Value Survey, this study explores trends of party polarization and mass polarization in European democracies on different dimensions from 1980 onward.

Contact Semih Çakır if you would like to participate in the seminar.

This content has been updated on 19 October 2020 at 16 h 10 min.