Entries by grdec

SEMINAR: “Preference for Secession: The Divide over Catalan Independence”

Maria José Hierro (Yale University) 25th June, 13:00h, Sala Annexa (B1/-109) de la Facultat de Ciències Polítiques The literature on secession argues that wealthy regions have both motives and opportunities to split from the titular state. Are individual preferences for secession also informed by economic considerations? Building on international political economy and studies on nationalism, we […]

SEMINAR: “A Universal Measure of the Proportionality of Electoral Systems”

Daniel Bochsler (University of Copenhagen) 5th june 2018, 15:00h, Sala de Juntes de la Facultat de Ciència Política i Sociologia de la UAB For the literature in comparative politics, comparative political economy, and in conflict studies the proportionality of the electoral system is one of a few key variables characterising the domestic political institutions. While district […]

SEMINAR: “Immigration Policy and its Effects on Foreigners’ Political Integration”

Sergi Pardos-Prado (Merton College Oxford) 31th may 2018, 17:00h, Sala de Juntes de la Facultat de Ciència Política i Sociologia de la UAB Which type of immigration policy best fosters immigrants’ political integration? Apart from increasing evidence of the positive effects of naturalization, little is known about the interrelation between border control and integration policies affecting […]

SEMINAR: “Mainstream media coverage of the European Union during the economic crisis. Spain, France and the UK compared”

Sabina Monza (UAB) 30th may 2018, 10:00h, Sala de Juntes de la Facultat de Ciència Política i Sociologia de la UAB This paper analyses how the European Union (EU), European actors and subjects were presented in the national mainstream media of three EU member states during the last economic crisis. I explore an original random sample of 217 […]

SEMINAR: “Socialization in Times of Elections: A Field Experiment on the Impact of Civic Education”

Valérie-Anne Mahéo (Université de Montréal) Dimarts 15 de maig, 13:00, Sala de Juntes de la Facultat de Ciència Política i Sociologia de la UAB.   With a large-scale experiment in Quebec’s elementary schools during the 2017 municipal electoral campaign, I aim to contribute to the fields of political socialization and behavior in several ways. First, […]

SEMINAR: “Welfare States Matter for Democracy: Income-based Participatory Inequality in Post-WWII Western Democracies”

Carsten Q. Schneider (Central European University) 24th april 2018, 13:00h, Sala de Juntes de la Facultat de Ciència Política i Sociologia de la UAB We propose that these welfare state regimes correspond to different mechanisms through which welfare state characteristics shape participatory patterns: (1) resources available to individuals for participation and (2) unions’ and parties’ ability to politically mobilize and […]

SEMINAR: “Layered Economies: Heterogeneity in Economic Conditions and Evaluations”

Dani Marinova (Universitat Autònoma Barcelona) 20th february 2018, 15:00h, Sala de Juntes de la Facultat de Ciència Política i Sociologia de la UAB “Research in political economy relies on a limited number of indicators to characterize economic conditions. This paper is to revisits the assumption that a handful of macroeconomic indicators provides objective and universal accounts of ‘the […]

SEMINAR: “ Looking in a Carnival Mirror: Ideology and Protest Participation in Old and New Democracies ”

 Filip Kostelka (University of Barcelona) 12st december 2017, 13:00h, Sala de Juntes de la Facultat de Ciència Política i Sociologia de la UAB What is the relationship between political ideology and protest participation? Since the first empirical works, scientific literature has observed that left-wing individuals are more prone to non-conventional protest activities in West-European established democracies. In contrast, research […]