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The Ties that Bind: Experimental Analyses of Political Solidarities in Modern European Democracies

Project description

Exploring political solidarities for better management of societal challenges

Why do some ordinary citizens show a high willingness to shoulder the costs of public redistribution, while others are reluctant to do so? Why do ordinary citizens have multiple levels of willingness to shoulder costs depending on who receives the benefit? The EU-funded POLITSOLID project explores the micro-foundations of political solidarities in fast-changing European polities. Using a broad variety of experiments, it identifies the causal mechanisms behind political solidarities in order to isolate effective levers that political actors can pull to create or maintain political solidarities. These highly relevant results allow to better manage polities in the face of growing pressures on solidarities from mass immigration, income inequality, population ageing, right-wing populism, or the Covid-19 pandemic.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-COG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-COG - Consolidator Grant

Host institution

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 918 915

Beneficiaries (3)

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 918 915
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 30 813,75
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT ZURICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 48 796,25
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments