Populist Attitudes and Voting Behavior

Comparative Politics
Political Methodology
Political Ideology
Survey Research
Voting Behaviour
Panel Number
Panel Chair
Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser
Universidad Diego Portales
Panel Discussant
Andrej Zaslove
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
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08/09/2017 14:00
Building: BL20 Helga Engs hus Floor: Basement Room: HE U35
While populism undoubtedly has been making headlines across the globe in the last few years, the rise of Donald Trump in the US and the outcome of the Brexit referendum in the UK have spurred the academic interest in the populist phenomenon. Accordingly, scholars are proposing both theories and methods to better understand why voters support populist forces. One of the most welcome developments in this regard is the appearance of new investigations that seek to measure populist attitudes via surveys in order to examine the extent to which the populist set of ideas can explain voting behavior. This panel aims to bring together cutting-edge research that uses surveys to measure populist attitudes and generate a discussion about how to analyze existing data. We are particularly interested in debating the following topics: can we measure populist attitudes and which are the best items to do this?; do we identify certain sociological and sociopolitical characteristics among those individuals showing high levels of populist attitudes?; to what extent is the support for populist forces driven by populist attitudes themselves?; is there a relationship between populist attitudes and political identities?

Paper List

A Cross-national Comparison of Eight Populist Attitudes Scales View Paper Details
Political Identities: The Missing Link in the Study of Populism View Paper Details
Populism from Below: The Ideological and Social Correlates of Populist Attitudes in Greece View Paper Details
Voting Populist or Just Voting for Populists? A Comparative Analysis of Populist Attitudes and Vote Choice in Central and Eastern Europe View Paper Details
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