Entries by Marta Vallvé

The Ideological Slant of COVID-19-Related Conspiracies. A New Niche for the Far-Right?

New article by Carol Galais and Marc Guinjoan published at Journal of Representative Democracy What makes believers in COVID-19-related conspiratorial stories different from the usual conspiracy theorists? To date, evidence on conspiratorial beliefs about COVID-19 is scant and it focuses on only a few countries. Moreover, it overlooks political and ideological factors, which might well […]

The long-lasting effects of citizenship education

New paper by Enrique Hernández and Carol Galais published at West European Politics Both policymakers and scholars disagree about the effects and suitability of citizenship education standalone courses. Extant evidence about their effects is mixed and inconclusive. This article exploits the discontinuities generated by changes in Spanish education policies to identify the long-term effects of […]

Testing the input-process-output model of public participation

New article by Carol Galais and others published at European Journal of Political Research The characteristics of participatory institutions can be articulated in three main dimensions: input, process and output. The common assumption is that a dependency relationship exists, with process serving as a mediator between input and output. This paper puts the model to […]

Institutional Performance and Party Cues: Their Influence on Individual Geopolitical Preferences. The Case of Moldova (2012-2019)

New article by Angel Torres published at Problems of Post-Communism This paper examines the relationship between institutional trust and party cues, and individual geopolitical preferences in Moldova. Based on the idea that deciding whether to join either the EU or the EAEU is a complex decision, I argue that the use of national proxies could […]

An unjustified bad reputation? The Dark Triad and support for populism

New article by Carol Galais and Guillem Rico published at Electoral Studies While research concludes that populist leaders stand out for their “dark” personalities, studies on the psychological underpinnings of citizens’ populist attitudes are scant and inconclusive, with some agreement on the association between disagreeableness and populist attitudes. By bringing the Dark Triad personality traits […]

Citizens’ duties across generations

New article by André Blais, Carol Galais and Danielle Mayer published at Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties There is a wide academic agreement on the existence of two different types of citizenship norms (“dutiful” and “engaged”), along with a generalized conviction about the prevalence of “engaged” norms among the young cohorts. These conclusions […]

Still winners and losers? Studying public opinion’s geopolitical preferences in the association agreement countries (Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine)

New article by Ángel Torres published at Post-Soviet Affairs This paper assesses some of the factors that influence the public’s geopolitical preferences in the Association Agreement (AA) countries (Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine). Specifically, I test the winners and losers theory, according to which individuals with higher chances of success in a particular society (winners) tend to […]