Electoral democracy in Europe has been undergoing a transformation in the past decades, with the emergence of new salient political cleavages and the electoral successes of populist parties on right and the left of the political spectrum. This conference brings together world-leading scholars of political behaviour, party competition and political economy to examine these developments from both a demand and a supply perspective. One set of papers examines the determinants and dynamics of attitude formation and voting behaviour, focusing specifically on attitudes towards immigrations and voting for challenger and populist right-wing parties. A second set of papers focuses on the changing supply, examining the development of party competition and political choice in Europe. The conference also explores the implications of these changes for accountability and satisfaction with democracy.
Catherine de Vries
University of Essex
University of Oxford
Hertie School of Governance
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Thursday, October 26th 13.00 14.00 14.05 15.00 16.00 16.30 17.30 19.00 Friday, October 27th 9.30 10.30 11.30 12.00 13.00 14.00 15.00
Lunch, Vera Anstey Room, Old Building, LSE
Welcome and Announcements
Catherine de Vries
"Challenging the Mainstream"
Discussant: Tarik Abou-Chadi
"The Rise and Fall of Social Democracy, 1918-2017"
Discussant: Mark Kayser
Toni Rodon & Julian Höerner
"Having a Say or Getting Your Way: Political Choice and Satisfaction with Democracy"
Discussant: Catherine de Vries
"Voting Against the Establishment. The Effect of Government Composition on Voting for Challenger Parties"
Discussant: Sara Hobolt
Dinner for Presenters and Discussants
"The changing gender gap in voting in Western Europe"
Discussant: Toni Rodon
"Luxury Good Policies and Electoral Accountability for the Economy"
Discussant: Ali Cirone
"The role of family history in shaping attitudes toward outgroups"
Discussant: Thomas Leeper
Vera Anstey Room, Old Building, LSE
"Labor Market Competition and Opposition to Immigration"
Discussant: Dominik Hangartner
"Waking Up the Golden Dawn: Does Exposure to the Refugee Crisis Increase Hostility and Support for Extreme-Right Parties?"
Discussant: Sebastian Barfort
Thursday, October 26th
Friday, October 27th