‘Controlling the Electoral Marketplace’: A New Book by CPC’s Joost van Spanje

  In his book, Joost van Spanje examines the reactions of mainstream political parties to the rising far left and far right parties in many different democracies. Van Spanje finds that, worldwide, parties react in several distinct ways: by imitating the extremist political parties, by isolating them (forming a cordon sanitaire), and by doing both. Among other things, using…

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Wanted: 3 postdoc’s in new project “FairNews”

Three vacancies are out now for postdoc positions in the new FairNews project, funded by the NWA and NWO. The FairNews project is part of the larger personalized communication network. For more information on the FairNews project, read here. The vacancies at TU Delft, ASCoR/UvA and IvIR/UvA can be found here, here and here. We look forward to your applications!

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Two new Postdoc vacancies

Find out more about two postdoc vacancies at the University of Amsterdam, one on “youth; social media and political participation” supervised by Claes de Vreese and Rens Vliegenthart; another about “media coverage and the economy” supervised by Rens Vliegenthart. Apply now by following the respective links! .

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Talk: Public television news broadcasters: beacons of quality?

On Tuesday, 17/10 Knut De Swert presented some of his current research on television news at an Amsterdam Research Initiative meeting, together with Ine Kuypers from the University of Antwerp. The title of their talk was: Public television news broadcasters: beacons of quality? An 18 country cross-European comparison. Here is the abstract of the talk: We often coin the…

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Vidi research team Joost van Spanje complete

The project studies potential electoral consequences of legal prosecution of (members of) Anti-Immigrant Parties, and the role of media therein. Under supervision of Joost van Spanje, the team consists of Rachid Azrout, Laura Jacobs, Lisanne Wichgers, Sjifra de Leeuw, and Roderik Rekker. The project is called ‘Defending or Damaging Democracy: Legal Action against Anti-immigrant Parties in Europe and its Effects on their Electoral…

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ECPR approves research network on Political Communication

The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) has approved a research network on Political Communication. CPC-member Katjana Gattermann is one of the conveners (together with Jonas Lefevre). Through (bi)annual activities, such as the organization of methods workshops for political communication scholars, and the organization of a dedicated Political Communication section at the ECPR General Conference, the research network strives…

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PhD project vacancy

The project “News for you!” (supervised by Claes de Vreese, Damian Trilling and Sanne Kruikemeier) has released a new vacancy. Read more about the the project, vacancy and how to apply here.

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