Entries by grdec

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 […]

SEMINAR: “Fighting Euroscepticism: The Impact of EU Institutional Advertising on Support for European Integration”

Enrique Hernández (UAB) and Roberto Pannico(ICS-Lisboa)  13th de February, 10:30h, Sala Annexa (B1/-109) de la Facultat de Ciències Polítiques i Sociologia de la UAB Amidst growing Euroscepticism, European institutions launched an advertising campaign through social media platforms highlighting the benefits of European integration. In this paper we test the effectiveness of these ads in reducing Euroscepticism through an online survey experiment fielded […]

SEMINAR: “Depression and Political Efficacy”

Luca Bernardi  (UAB) 4th Decembre 2018, 13:00h, Sala Annexa (B1/-109) de la Facultat de Ciències Polítiques i Sociologia de la UAB Depression is one of the most common health issues. Previous research has mostly focused on identifying relationships between depression and political behaviour and the majority of these studies reported a negative effect of depression on voting. Yet […]

SEMINAR: “When Do Terrorist Attacks Increase Hate Speech? Evidence from a Natural Experiment”

Amalia Álvarez-Benjumea  (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods) 29th novembre 2018, 13:00h, Sala Annexa (B1/-109) de la Facultat de Ciències Polítiques i Sociologia de la UAB. We examine (i) the impact of terrorist attacks on the level of hate speech against refugees in online discussions, and (ii) the effect of terrorist attacks on social norms of […]