Seminarium z Benem Stanleyem: Voting Populist or Just Voting for Populists?

6 listopada 2017 r. zapraszamy na kolejne z cyklu seminariów o populizmie na Wydziale Nauk Politycznych i Dziennikarstwa UAM, które poprowadzi Ben Stanley z SWPS z Warszawy. 

Wydział Nauk Politycznych i Dziennikarstwa UAM
Umultowska 89a, Poznań
godzina: 11:30, sala 125

BEN STANLEY, Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej w Warszawie

Voting Populist or Just Voting for Populists? A Comparative Analysis of Populist Attitudes and Vote Choice in Central and Eastern Europe

Abstract: The paper uses data from a new survey on populism and voting behaviour in eight countries of Central and Eastern Europe to examine the relationship between populist attitudes, ideological attitudes, and voting behaviour. In keeping with the ‘pathological normalcy’ theory of populism (Mudde 2010), we find that populist attitudes are commonplace rather than ‘niche’ in character, and that they are associated with a radicalisation of mainstream ideological issues rather than with a discrete set of concerns. However, there is little evidence that populist attitudes have a direct and significant influence on voting behaviour. The paper extends the comparative reach of an emerging body of research into populist attitudes in Western Europe and Latin America, and also contributes to ongoing methodological work on the measurement of populist attitudes.

BEN STANLEY is Lecturer in the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities. A political scientist, he received a PhD in Government from the University of Essex, and has worked at the Institute for Public Affairs in Bratislava, the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, and the University of Sussex in Brighton, United Kingdom (as Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow). His primary area of research interest is the politics of populism in Central and Eastern Europe, incorporating analysis of party ideological appeals and voter behaviour. His current research activities include an experimental analysis of the links between conspiracy theory mentality and populism in Poland, measurement of populist attitudes in Central and Eastern Europe, and a monograph on Polish populism.