Entries by grdec

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 […]

SEMINAR: “Tracing the origins of the gender gap in political interest: a dynamic approach.”

Marta Fraile (European University Insisute i CSIC) 28th septembre 2017, 10:3’h, ICPS (Carrer Mallorca 244, Barcelona, Metro Diagonal, FGC Provença) In spite of recent advances in the levels of gender equality in political representation and the availability of resources, this paper shows that there is a persistent gender gap in political interest throughout the life course of individuals. […]

Enrique Hernández gana el premio AECPA 2017 al mejor capítulo de libro

Enrique Hernández, miembro del grupo, es el ganador del premio al mejor capítulo de libro de la AECPA 2017 por su capítulo: “Europeans’ Views of Democracy. The core elements of democracy”. Publicado en el libro How europeans view and evaluate democracy. Mónica Ferrín and Hanspeter Kriesi ed, Oxford University Press 2015 (link).     Se puede leer […]

NEW ARTICLE: “The corrosive effect of corruption on trust in politicians: Evidence from a natural experiment”

New article by Enrique Hernandez and others at Research & Politics. Empirical studies do not provide a univocal answer about the effects of corruption on political attitudes and behaviour. Focusing on the relationship between corruption and political trust, in this article we explore whether real-world corruption scandals have a negative causal effect on trust in […]

SEMINAR: “The impact of intra-generational class mobility on economic preferences: A longitudinal analysis based on the British Household Panel Survey”

Macarena Ares (European University Institute) 19th May, 13:00h, Sala de Juntes Much has been written and debated about the role of social class for policy preferences in post-industrial societies. Yet, most of the research considering the association between class location and political preferences has been based on cross-sectional analyses that disregard another important trait pertaining […]

WORKSHOP “Political participation and political inclusion”

The purpose of this workshop, that will be celebrated the next 8th of June at Torre Vila-Puig (UAB), is to present and discuss some of the findings of the project “Emerging modes of political protest: paths to political inclusion”. It includes a combination of the projects’ papers with contributions from external world-renowned academics working in […]