CSES Conference 2019: "Democracy Divided? People, Politicians and the Politics of Populism"


Das Vienna Center for Electoral Research (VieCER) bedankt sich bei allen TeilnehmerInnen der CSES Konferenz 2019 an der Universität Wien.


CSES Conference 2019:
"Democracy Divided? People, Politicians and the Politics of Populism"

14 June 2019, 9am – 5pm
Sky-Lounge Oskar Morgenstern Platz 1, 1090 Wien
Universität Wien

In the last ten years, political systems worldwide have been shaken by multiple crisis 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 behavior. 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 behavior and attitudes relating to populism and democracy.

Please register for the conference by e-mail (viecer@univie.ac.at) by 10 June 2019 as space is limited.



9.00 – 10.45 Session 1

Ian McAllister/Stephen Quinlan*
Leader or Party? Evaluating the Personalization of Politics Thesis among Voters

Robert Huber*/Liam Beiser-McGrath
Assessing the relative predictive power of different models of vote choice

Cameron D. Anderson/ R. Michael McGregor/Laura B. Stephenson*
Us vs. Them: Do the Rules of the Game Encourage Negative Partisanship?

10.45 – 11.15 Tea and coffee

11.15 – 12.30 Session 2

Marina Costa Lobo*/Roberto Pannico
Increased Economic Salience or Blurring of Responsibility? Economic Voting
during the Great Recession

Sylvia Kritzinger/Carolina Plescia*/Jae-Jae Spoon
Assigning blame in multiparty governments

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.45 Session 3

Julia Partheymüller*/Julian Aichholzer
The “Austrianisation” of German elections? Comparing the vote for right-wing populist parties
at the German and Austrian national elections 2017

Carsten Wegscheider/Zoe Lefkofridi*
Substantive Democracy: Determinants of Substantive Notions of Democracy

14.45 – 15.15 Tea and coffee

15.15 – 16.30 Session 4

Alexandra Siegel/Evgenii Nikitin/Pablo Barbera/Joanna Sterling/Bethany Pullen/
Richard Bonneau/Jonathan Nagler/Joshua A. Tucker*
Trumping Hate on Twitter?: Online Hate Speech in the 2016 US Election Campaign and its Aftermath

Johann Gründl/Julian Aichholzer*
Support for the Populist Radical Right: Between Uncertainty Avoidance and Risky Choice


Die mit * versehenen Namen sind die Vortragenden.