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Month: October 2016

New blog post: The empathy gap: understanding why some people don’t vote

New blog post: The empathy gap: understanding why some people don’t vote

The empathy gap: understanding why some people don’t vote Not everyone votes. Using data from the 2015 Finnish National Election Study, Kimmo Grönlund and Hanna Wass look at what factors make a person less likely to go to the polls or get involved in politics. They warn against assuming non-voting is a matter of personal choice and suggest ways to overcome the ‘solidarity deficit’ that emerges when some sections of society have no say in politics. http://www.democraticaudit.com/2016/10/06/the-empathy-gap-understanding-why-some-people-dont-vote/

Best Paper Award, ECPR General Conference 2016

Best Paper Award, ECPR General Conference 2016

The Democratic Innovations section at the ECPR General Conference Prague, 7-10 September 2016 Best Paper Award The Standing Group on Democratic Innovations of the ECPR has decided to award Hannah Werner and Sofie Marien from the KU Leuven, Belgium, for their paper “Why Citizen Involvement is a Story of Apples and Oranges. Studying Individual Differences in the Effect of Citizen Involvement and Outcome Favorability on Fairness Perceptions”. The paper is very well written, polished and close to being publishable as…

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