Entries by grdec

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 […]

SEMINAR: “A tale of two referendums: Fear, risk and independence in #indyref and #brexit”

Rob Johns (University of Essex) 28th november 2017, 13:00h, Sala de Juntes de la Facultat de Ciència Política i Sociologia de la UAB Conventional wisdom, part 1: the status quo wins referendums.  So, even if tempted to take the constitutional plunge, voters usually opt in the end for the safety of existing arrangements.  Conventional wisdom, part 2: “it’s the […]

SEMINAR: “Should You Sacrifice Your Constituents? Moral Dilemmas and the Evaluation of Politicians”

Enrique Hernández (Universitat Autònoma Barcelona) 31st october 2017, 13:00h, seminari B de la Facultat de Ciència Política i Sociologia de la UAB   Adhering to high ethical standards and being morally upright might sometimes be incompatible with governing effectively. In some situations, politicians must decide between adopting a utilitarian decision (a decision that, even if it contravenes […]