Freitag, 14. Juni 2019, 09:00 - 18:00 iCal

CSES Conference 2019: Democracy Divided?

People, Politicians and the Politics of Populism

Universität Wien, Sky Lounge
Oskar Morgenstern Platz 1, 1090 Vienna


In the last ten years, political systems worldwide have been shaken

by multiple crises and challenges. In Europe, the financial and Euro

crises in the early 2010s were followed by the refugee crisis in 2015,

with radical left and radical right parties showing impressive gains

in subsequent elections. The political system of the United States has

been confronted with the victory of Donald Trump, a candidate who

emerged from outside the traditional party elites. Around the globe,

authoritarian systems challenge the legitimacy of liberal democracy as

the best form of governance.

These developments pose important challenges for scholars of

political behaviour. What makes voters endorse populist and anti-elite

candidates? When do voters develop populist attitudes? What affects

popular support for democracy? These and related questions are at

the heart of current research on voters and parties. This conference will

present recent findings on individual behaviour and attitudes relating

to populism and democracy.


Vienna Center for Electoral Research

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Julia Barta
Vienna Center for Electoral Research
01/4277 49730