Nov 192014
 

IMG_7080Based on the WRR report on the socio-cultural contrasts in the Netherlands, Claes de Vreese participated in a public debate in the Hague with the Editors in Chief of NOS Journaal and RTL Nieuws on Tuesday, November 18: http://www.prodemos.nl/Agenda/Gescheiden-werelden. Rising political polarization and social-cultural differences in media use were the major themes discussed during the evening.

Nov 102014
 

sara_hobolt_photo2On Thursday November 27, Professor Sara Hobolt will give a lecture at ACCESS EUROPE, in which she discusses her recent book, ‘Blaming Europe? Responsibility without Accountability in the European Union’ (co-authored with James Tilley). Hobolt examines a key component of democratic accountability, namely ‘who is to blame’ in the European Union.

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Nov 052014
 

press-discover-the-difference-312966-mCPC researchers Linda Bos, Sanne Kruikemeier and Claes de Vreese published a  chapter on socio-cultural differences in media consumption in a joint report by the WRR (Scientific Council for Government Policy) and SCP (The Netherlands Institute for Social Research) on the socio-cultural contrasts in the Netherlands. A copy of the report can be found using the following link. News items on the report can be found here: NRC, Trouw, Volkskrant.

 

 

Nov 052014
 

20141104_145911On November 4, a symposium on voting advice applications (VAA) was organized in the city hall of Utrecht. During the symposium researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University presented their research on the influence of voting advice applications in the 2014 municipal elections in Utrecht. CPC researchers Claes de Vreese and Jasper van de Pol were both speakers at the event. Short presentations on the most important results of the study were followed by a debate among researchers, VAA developers and politicians. The outcome of the study was covered by several media, including Trouw and Radio 1.

 

Oct 302014
 

Meeting 1The first Amsterdam Area Political Psychology meeting was held last friday, on October 24. Inspired by meetings in the United States, CPC members Yph Lelkes, Alina Feinholdt and Bert Bakker, together with Jojanneke van der Toorn Bakker (Leiden University) decided to initiate a similar meeting in the Netherlands. At the inaugural meeting Prof dr. Bert Klandermans (Free University), dr. Tobias Stark (Utrecht University) and dr. Sophie Lecheler (ASCoR/CPC) presented their ongoing research.

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