Measuring Populism and Populist Attitudes

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Panel Chair
Natasza Styczynska
Jagiellonian University
Panel Co-Chair
Denis Cohen
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Panel Discussant
Steven Van Hauwaert
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
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07/09/2017 09:00
Building: BL20 Helga Engs hus Floor: Basement Room: HE U35
Populism is currently one of the most debated phenomena yet, due to its elusive nature, many scholars are still struggling not only to define populism but also to measure it. Recent elections have proven the need to analyse voter’s attitudes and motivations, party behaviour and activities beyond traditional media or printed party manifestos. Following and researching social media – and their rapidly growing influence on the formulation of political attitudes and choices – is also now a key consideration. In this panel, we analyse how to measure populism and populist attitudes in Europe. Papers presented during the session will analyse populist rhetoric using data collected from social media (Facebook) and online surveys as well as party manifestos, party webpages and an “item-count” experiment.

Paper List

It's Popular to Be Populist. The Social Desirability of Populist Attitudes View Paper Details
Measuring and Explaining Populism in Scandinavian and German-Language Parties between 1960-2017 View Paper Details
Measuring Populism in Social Media Data: A Supervised Machine Learning Approach using Party Communication View Paper Details
Populist Discourse, Attitudes and Vote in Contemporary Spanish Politics View Paper Details
The Role of Populist Attitudes in Explaining Climate Scepticism and Stances on Environmental Protection View Paper Details
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