Entries by grdec

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 […]

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 […]