Tag: Political Sciences
Where Cold War warriors talked to one another
The pitfalls of “vulnerability”
Balancing the budget discourse
No alternatives to the ‘slog circuit’?
How to form a coalition (and get it right)?
In the past, research on coalition governments in Central and Eastern Europe was limited to looking at how they begin and end. An international team of experts has now been the first to explore how they behave while in office. Instability and the strong influence of the party system are characteristic of Eastern European countries. Continue reading “How to form a coalition (and get it right)?”
Emotions are always part of the truth
The establishment of scientific knowledge is often associated with controversies. There is, however, little appreciation of the importance of emotions in this context. With the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, the political scientist Anna Durnová has now analysed the role of emotions in various discourses starting with Semmelweis’s discovery till “post-truth”. Continue reading “Emotions are always part of the truth”
“People want to have a greater say”
Wherever things are likely to get emotional, as in political discussions, Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik is ready to help out with facts and figures. This political scientist researches and blogs about voting behaviour, parties and elites. In an interview with scilog he explains why he is sceptical about more direct democracy, why there is no such thing […] Continue reading ““People want to have a greater say””
Voters’ choices …
More and more voters decide on the basis of issues. Just how credibly political parties make such issues their own and communicate them will determine their success. A group of researchers from Vienna documents developments and decision-making processes with support from the Austrian Science Fund FWF. Continue reading “Voters’ choices …”
Vaccination policy: Understanding political processes
Health topics polarise people. Funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, a research project relating to HPV vaccination demonstrates to what extent important decisions are informed by politics. Continue reading “Vaccination policy: Understanding political processes”