Entries by grdec

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 […]

SEMINAR: “Party bans: deterrence or backlash? Evidence from the Basque Country”

 Andreu Arenas (Barcelona Institute of Political Economy and Governance) 15th novembre 2018, 13:00h, Sala Annexa (B1/-109) de la Facultat de Ciències Polítiques i Sociologia de la UAB This paper  examines  the  electoral  effects  of  party  bans.  Exploiting the finite  and heterogeneous  length  of  the  ban  of  Batasuna  -the  political  wing  of ETA-  across  municipalities,  I  find  a  negative  effect  of  a  longer  ban  on  support  for  Batasuna  in  local elections  after  the  end  of  the  ban,  with spillovers  on  support  in  Basque  regional  elections.  These effects are  explained  by  the  extent  of  the  immediate  loss  in  support  under the  ban  in  treated municipalities  -that  is  observable  because  Batasuna  called  for  a null  vote.  The loss  in  support  is  higher  in  municipalities  that  experienced  more  ETA attacks and  where  voters  are  more  likely  to  be  pivotal.  Extending the  ban  triggers  a short-run  spike  in  street  violence  that  quickly  vanishes.

Four-year fully funded PhD position in one of our projects

The Institut de Govern i Politiques Públiques and the Department of Political Science and Public Law of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) invite applications for a four- year fully funded PhD position to develop a doctoral dissertation in Political Science, with a focus on the analysis of political attitudes and behavior. The PhD position […]

DEC Seminar’s new calendar: fall/winter 2018-2019

Here you can find a list of the  DEC seminars scheduled for the autumn and winter of 2018 and 2019. Abstracts and further information will be provided closer to the date. The calendar also can be downloaded in pdf format here.   November 15, 2018 13:00 Andreu Arenas (IPEG) “Party bans, deterrence or backlash? Evidence […]