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The Rise and Fall of Populism and Extremism

Project description

Exploring the personal factors driving populism

Populism has always been a feature across Europe’s political spectrum. The big question is about the factors serving as the driving force behind populism. The EU-funded EXTREME project will explore whether people’s political decisions are shaped by their personal experiences, information environment and their interaction with aggregate economic shocks. Specifically, it will focus on the factors leading to the voting for populist UKIP and Brexit. It will also study the resistance to the Nazi regime during the Second World War. For this, the research team will measure resistance by checking a self-collected data set on treason cases and data on bombing and exposure to foreign propaganda. The project will also explore the personal factors that influenced the election of Donald Trump in the 2016 United States election.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-STG
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Host institution

UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 467 736

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 467 736
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments