Entries by grdec

SEMINAR: “Revisiting the Linz-Moreno question. Identities, causal antecedents and support for secession”

Marc Guinjoan (UAB) 8th of July, 13:00h, Sala de Juntes de la Facultat de Ciències Polítiques i Sociologia de la UAB. The Linz-Moreno question has become the most popular measure to assess how national/regional identities affect support for secession in stateless nations. The empirical evidence gathered until today clearly shows that the more regional (in contrast to national) […]

SEMINAR: “When Growth is Not Enough: Issue Positions, Inequality, and Economic Accountability”

Timothy Hellwig (Indiana University – Bloomington) 27th of June, 13:00h, Sala de Juntes de la Facultat de Ciències Polítiques i Sociologia de la UAB. A robust economy is widely assumed to bolster executive approval. But this assumption ignores how the benefits of growth are distributed and the executive’s distributive positions. In this paper, we theorize that the degree to […]

SEMINAR: “Do you have what it takes? Quasi-experimental evidence on the effect of gender and age on bargaining over government formation”

Albert Falcó (UB) 4th of June, 13:00h, Sala de Juntes de la Facultat de Ciències Polítiques i Sociologia de la UAB. In most representative democracies, citizens elect representatives but not government members. Becoming a ruler often depends on the capacity to build alliances with other parties in one of the key junctures of the political process: the government […]

SEMINAR: “Too Crooked to be Good: Tradeoffs and the Punishment of Malfeasance”

Sofia Breitenstein (UAB) – paper co-authored with Enrique Hernández (UAB) 21th of May, 13:00h, Sala de Juntes de la Facultat de Ciències Polítiques i Sociologia de la UAB. The coexistence of harsh disapproval of corruption and the rather limited electoral consequences of malfeasant behavior is still a paradox in the social sciences. While elections are expected to be […]

Research assistant position within the LABOREP project

Research Assistant at the Department of Political Science and Public Law, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona We are hiring an RA to provide research assistance within the project LABOREP (PI: Dani Marinova), including data collection, descriptive analysis of survey data and data management. The position is on a half-time basis (18,5 hours per week) for the […]

SEMINAR: “Holding Governments Accountable for Pension Reform? Testing the Moderating Effects of New Social Risks”

Dani Marinova (UAB) 5th of April, 12:30h, Sala de Juntes de la Facultat de Ciències Polítiques i Sociologia de la UAB. Are governments held electorally accountable for pension reform? This important ques-tion lies at the heart of research on pension policy. Extant research takes for granted that retrenching pensions is electorally risky and that government strategies in doing […]

SEMINAR: “Nobody seems to be fully representing me: belief unconstraint and its effects on the political system”

Berta Barbet (UAB) 13th de February, 13:00h, Sala Annexa (B1/-109) de la Facultat de Ciències Polítiques i Sociologia de la UAB Constraint on political beliefs is a key pre-condition for political parties’ ability to represent citizens’ preferences and, consequently, for the system’s capacity to fulfill its purpose satisfactorily. Nonetheless the structure of beliefs’ constraint is not usually included in […]