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Populism And Civic Engagement – a fine-grained, dynamic, context-sensitive and forward-looking response to negative populist tendencies


Democracy event

A two-day Democracy event bringing together policy-makers, civil society and citizens

Final conference and youth gathering

A final conference and gathering of youth representatives from the schools’ project and country orEuropean level policy makers to discuss the conclusions reached by young people through the exercise.

Interactive infographics

series of interactive infographics covering the development of populism (1990-2020) according to (a)individual country, (b) regional group of countries, (c) type of challenger, (d) party leadership changes, (e)parallel European and world developments.

Dissemination tools

Project website, social media accounts and press kits

Future and foresight programme for schools

Materials for futures education and plan for dissemination

Tool to identify populist narratives

Publicly available tool (algorithm or application software) allowing policy actors and citizens toidentify populist narratives and counter-narratives in the media and allowing policy actors and citizens toassess their individual exposure to public populist narratives and policy actors and citizens to adequatelyreact to populist public narrative.

Report containing tools (infographics and typology)

Report targeting the public and other stakeholders containing tools (infographics and typology) toallow civil society to identify populist parties and populist narrative.

ELSI guidance on ICT tools design

Report outlining ethical, legal and social recommendations in the context of ICT tools.

An online catalogue of the relevant data sources

Catalogue of all public data relevant to case studies to be investigated by PaCE

Lessons learned from simulation analysis

A report evaluating the success of the simulation analysis and the extent to which it integrated withother types of analysis, with take-home lessons for others.

Comparative findings and assessment of risk factors

Report on comparative findings and assessment of risk factors to democratic quality

Final version of all simulations

Public releases of final versions of all simulations used and their documentation

Causal mechanisms of populism

Report on the causal mechanisms of populist social movements and political parties in Europe

Definitions and operationalisations of populism

Report containing definitions and operationalisations of populist narratives and counter-narratives;empirical types of populist narratives and counter-narratives; occurrences of populist narratives andcounter-narratives in the public media.

PaCE ethics - Period 2

Periodic report on ethical issues and management within the project

Policy recommendations

Report containing policy recommendations on how to mitigate risk factors.

Typology of populist movements

A typology of populist movements with development indicators for each type

Historical and political development of populism in Europe

Report containing the historical and political development of populism in Europe 19902020

Lessons learned from lab events

Outcomes of a programme of lab events taking place across at least 6 member states

Populism and opinion dynamics

Report presenting containing an analysis of how populist party/movement organization shapespopular opinion and how populism and the opinions of populist activists and leaders shape negativeperceptions.

Synthesis report

Synthesis report outlining the key findings from Democracy labs.

Report on the state of modern day populism in Europe
Scenarios and desired futures

Scenarios and analysis of the steps to take to reach the desired futures and avoid the undesiredfuture.

Report PaCE ethics - Period 1

Periodic report on ethical issues and management within the project

ELSI guidance in policy recommendations

Report outlining ethical legal and social recommendations in the context of policy recommendations

ELSI guidance on public engagement

Report outlining ethical, legal and social recommendations in the context of public engagement.

Interim report

Periodic report on project progress and outcomes.

Theoretical causes of models of populism

Report containing a theoretical model of the external and internal supply and demand side causes ofilliberal populism

PaCE ethics handbook

Handbook outlining the principles and practices that the project will adopt to ensure compliance with ethical frameworks and codes of conduct

Scenarios construction mehodology

Report on the scenario construction methodology

Recommendations on new forms of public participation

A report with recommendations for new forms of public participation

Results of online experiments

Report containing analysis of the effects of populist narratives in online experiments, analysis of theattenuate properties of counter-narratives in online experiments, policy recommendations on how to react topopulist narratives

First set simulation scenarios

Report and public release of a first set simulation scenarios based on case study analysis.


The Pushback Against Populism: The Rise and Fall of Greece's New Illiberalism

Author(s): Takis Pappas
Published in: Journal of Democracy, Issue 4, 2020, Page(s) 54-68, ISSN 1045-5736
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
DOI: 10.1353/jod.2020.0036

Does Non-violent Repression Have Stronger Dampening Effects than State Violence? Insight from an Emotion-Based Model of Non-violent Dissent

Author(s): Stephanie Dornschneider-Elkink and Bruce Edmonds
Published in: Government and Opposition, Issue 0017257X, 2022, ISSN 0017-257X
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
DOI: 10.1017/gov.2022.37

Популизм как антипатернализм [Populism as Anti-paternalism]

Author(s): Daniel Smilov
Published in: Сравнительное конституционное обозрение, Issue №3 (130) 2019, 2019, Page(s) 15-26, ISSN 2542-1417
Publisher: Институт права и публичной политики
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7273551

Perceived Deprivation and Voter Turnout in Austria: Do Views on Social Inequality Moderate the Deprivation—Abstention Nexus?

Author(s): Fabian Habersack; Reinhard Heinisch; Viktoria Jansesberger; Armin Mühlböck
Published in: Political Studies, Issue 00323217, 2021, Page(s) 1-19, ISSN 0032-3217
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
DOI: 10.1177/00323217211052758

Меритокрация, пост-демокрация и кризата на либералната демокрация [Meritocracy, Post-Democracy and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy]

Author(s): Ruzha Smilova
Published in: Seminar_BG, Issue 13139932, 2022, ISSN 1313-9932
Publisher: Foundation Media Democracy
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7273806

“Власт, страдание и състрадание” [Power, Suffering and Compassion]

Author(s): Daniel Smilov
Published in: Политически изследвания [Political Studies], Issue 1-2, 2019, Page(s) 41-57, ISSN 0861-4830
Publisher: Българска асоциация за политически науки [Bulgarian Political Science Association]
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7273410

Co-developing beliefs and social influence networks—towards understanding socio-cognitive processes like Brexit

Author(s): Edmonds, Bruce
Published in: Quality and Quantity, Issue 00335177, 2020, Page(s) 491–515, ISSN 0033-5177
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7266543

Positive Side Effects? The Impact of Populist Radical Right Parties in Government on the Media Visibility of the Austrian Parliament

Author(s): Eric Miklin; Martin Dolezal
Published in: Parliamentary Affairs, Issue 00312290, 2021, Page(s) 853-870, ISSN 0031-2290
Publisher: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.1093/pa/gsab012

Does ethno-territorial identity matter in populist party support? Evidence on the demand-side from 19 populist radical right and populist radical left national and regionalist parties

Author(s): Reinhard Heinisch and Viktoria Jansesberger
Published in: EUROPEAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY, 2021, ISSN 2374-5118
Publisher: Taylor&Francis
DOI: 10.1080/23745118.2021.1976577

A Semantic and Syntactic Similarity Measure for Political Tweets

Author(s): Claire Little; David Mclean; Keeley Crockett; Bruce Edmonds
Published in: IEEE Access, Vol 8, Pp 154095-154113 (2020), Issue 3, 2020, Page(s) 154095 - 154113, ISSN 2169-3536
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
DOI: 10.1109/access.2020.3017797


Author(s): Cecilia Biancalana, Reinhard Heinisch, Oscar Mazzoleni
Published in: Conference on Political Populism, 2021, Page(s) 569-584
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft
DOI: 10.5771/9783748907510-569

The effect of the resurgent radical populist right on the main centre-left and centre-right parties and their adaptation strategies

Author(s): Reinhard Heinisch
Published in: Global Resurgence of the Right, 2021, Page(s) 23, ISBN 9781003100423
Publisher: Routledge

Rights versus Rights? Meritocratic Depoliticisation and the Repoliticisation of Human Rights

Author(s): Ruzha Smilova
Published in: Democratic Crisis Revisited. The Dialectics of Politicisation and Depoliticisation, 2022, Page(s) 59 - 84, ISSN 78-3-8487-7286-5
Publisher: Nomos
DOI: 10.5771/9783748912941-59

Efficiency, Authority and Representation

Author(s): Smilov, Daniel
Published in: Steven Blockmans and Sophia Russack, Deliberative Democracy in the EU: Countering Populism, 2020
Publisher: CEPS
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7273486

Austria: Tracing the Christian Democrats’ Adaptation to the Silent Counter-Revolution

Author(s): Reinhard Heinisch and Annika Werner
Published in: Riding the Populist Wave - Europe's Mainstream Right in Crisis, 2021, Page(s) 91 - 112, ISBN 9781009006866
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
DOI: 10.1017/9781009006866.005

The Ideational Core of Democratic Illiberalism

Author(s): Ruzha Smilova
Published in: Routledge Handbook of Illiberalism, 2021, Page(s) 177-202, ISBN 9780367260569
Publisher: Routledge
DOI: 10.4324/9780367260569-16

The Ideological Turn in Bulgarian Constitutional Discourse. The Rise Against ‘Genders'

Author(s): Ruzha Smilova
Published in: Critical Essays on Human Rights Criticism, ed. by András Sajó and Renáta Uitz, 2020, Page(s) 177-197, ISBN 9789462361232
Publisher: Eleven Publishing International

Political Charisma and Modern Populism

Author(s): Takis Pappas
Published in: The Routledge International Handbook of Charisma, 2020, Page(s) 226-237, ISBN 0429553803
Publisher: Routledge

Европейската демокрация: анти-патернализъм или солидарност? [European Democracy: Anti-Paternalism or Solidarity?

Author(s): Daniel Smilov
Published in: Европейските ценности. Новата констелация, съст. и ред. проф. Г. Фотев [The European Values. The New Constellation}, 2019, ISBN 978-619-233-065-1
Publisher: New Bulgarian University Publishing House

Human Rights in the Age of Anti-Paternalism

Author(s): Daniel Smilov
Published in: Human Rights in the 21st Century, ed by Tibor Varady and Miodrag Jovanovich, 2019, ISBN 9789462369931
Publisher: Eleven Publishing International


Author(s): Reinhard Heinisch, Annika Werner
Published in: Political Populism, 2021, Page(s) 111 - 130, ISBN 978-3-8487-6617-8
Publisher: Nomos
DOI: 10.5771/9783748907510-111

An Evidence-Driven Model of Voting and Party Competition

Author(s): Ruth Meyer, Marco Fölsch, Martin Dolezal & Reinhard Heinisch
Published in: Lecture Notes in AI, 2022, Page(s) 261–273, ISBN 9783030928421
Publisher: Springer
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-92843-8_20

Europe’s Party Politics: Liberal, Illiberal, or Quasi-Liberal?

Author(s): Takis Pappas
Published in: European Liberal Forum, 2021
Publisher: European Liberal Forum

The Kurz affair has uncovered the Trumpian dimension of Austrian politics

Author(s): Reinhard Heinisch and Annika Werner
Published in: LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog, 2021
Publisher: LSE

КОНСТИТУЦИОНАЛИЗЪМ И ДЕМОКРАЦИЯ: МЕЖДУ ВЪРХОВЕНСТВОТО НА ПРАВОТО И ВЪЗХОДА НА ПОПУЛИЗМА В БЪЛГАРИЯ (2001 – 2010)[Constitutionalism and democracy: Between Rule of Law and the Rise of Populism in Bulgaria (2001-2010)]

Author(s): Daniel Smilov
Published in: 2019, Page(s) 1-238, ISBN 0789540747941
Publisher: "Sofia University $Sy. Kliment Ohridski"" Publishing house"

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