Montag, 26. Mai 2014, 17:30 - 19:00 iCal

IPW Lecture

Conflicts or Cleavage? Globalization Issues in Western Europe and Beyond

Konferenzraum (A 222) des Instituts für Politikwissenschaft, Neues Institutsgebäude
Universitätsstraße 7/2. Stock, 1010 Wien


Vortragender: Pieter de Wilde (WZB Berlin)


Moderation: Sarah Meyer (Institut für Politikwissenschaft)


Abstract: The lecture investigates the existence of a globalization cleavage, by investigating issue-linkage among political actors in public debates on climate change, human rights, migration, regional integration and trade in newspapers in five advanced industrialized countries (Germany, Mexico, Poland, Turkey and USA). Findings are based on an original dataset of 11.711 claims from newspaper articles on these topics in the period 2007-2011. We find only limited issue linkage among domestic claimants, where debates feature strong orthogonal dimensions of conflict. Yet, the contributions of foreign actors in the news – including international organizations, global NGOs and foreign governments – brings more convincing evidence of a globalization cleavage than the constellation of domestic actors. We thus conclude that there is evidence of limited issue-linkage on globalization, also outside of Western Europe and also on issues other than European integration, migration and economic liberalism.


Forschungsgruppe Inex - Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion


Sarah Meyer
Institut für Politikwissenschaft
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