The Persuasive Power of Protest. How Protest wins Public Support

New publication by Ruud Wouters in Social Forces, titled “The Persuasive Power of Protest. How Protest wins Public Support”. Click here for article. Abstract: How do protest actions succeed in winning public support? In this paper, I theorize how features of protest can persuade citizens to support demonstrators. In particular, I argue that broadcasting an attractive collective identity by…

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Going Negative, Worldwide

Alex Nai has a new publication in “Government & Opposition” titled “Going Negative, Worldwide: Towards a General Understanding of Determinants and Targets of Negative Campaigning”.   Read the abstract here: Little comparative evidence exists about what causes candidates to use negative campaigning in elections. We introduce an original comparative data set that contains experts’ information about campaigning strategies of 172…

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Augmenting polarization via social media?

New publication by Michael Hameleers in Acta Politica, titled “Augmenting polarization via social media? A comparative analysis of Trump’s and Wilders’ online populist communication and the electorate’s interpretations surrounding the elections”. Abstract: Social network sites may have contributed to the global electoral success of populism in important ways. Drawing on the technological affordances of social media, politicians are enabled to…

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Exploring Motivations for Online Privacy Protection Behavior: Insights from Panel Data.

New publication by Sanne Kruikemeier and colleagues in Communication Research, titled “Exploring Motivations for Online Privacy Protection Behavior: Insights from Panel Data” Abstract: Personally managing and protecting online privacy has become an essential part of everyday life. This research draws on the protection motivation theory (PMT) to investigate privacy protective behavior online. A two-wave panel study (N = 928) shows…

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Patterns of intra-election volatility.

New publication by Sabine Geers and Jesper Stromback in Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties. Read the abstract below: One key trend changing political environments across advanced industrial democracies is increasing electoral volatility. Despite extensive research, at the individual level we still know relatively little about the mechanisms behind electoral volatility during election campaigns, including the impact of political…

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Augmenting polarization via social media? A comparative analysis of Trump’s and Wilders’ online populist communication and the electorate’s interpretations surrounding the elections.

New publication by Michael Hameleers in Acta Politica, titled “Augmenting polarization via social media? A comparative analysis of Trump’s and Wilders’ online populist communication and the electorate’s interpretations surrounding the elections”. Read the article here. Abstract: Social network sites may have contributed to the global electoral success of populism in important ways. Drawing on the technological affordances of social media,…

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Online and Newsworthy: Have Online Sources Changed Journalism?

New publication by Sarah van Leuven, Sanne Kruikemeier, Sophie Lecheler en Liesbeth Hermans in Digital Journalism , titled “Online and Newsworthy: Have Online Sources Changed Journalism?” Read the article here. Abstract: This special issue takes up the issue of online journalistic news sourcing techniques, which are defined as the use of the internet for gathering information for news stories. Online platforms, such…

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Exploring Motivations for Online Privacy Protection Behavior: Insights from Panel Data

New publication by Sophie Boerman, Sanne Kruikemeier en Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius in Communication Research, titled “Exploring Motivations for Online Privacy Protection Behavior: Insights From Panel Data”. Read the article here. Abstract: Personally managing and protecting online privacy has become an essential part of everyday life. This research draws on the protection motivation theory (PMT) to investigate privacy protective behavior online. A…

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Patterns of intra-election volatility: the impact of political knowledge

New publication by Sabine Geers and Jesper Strömbäck in Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, titled “Patterns of intra-election volatility: the impact of political knowledge. Read the article here. Abstract: One key trend changing political environments across advanced industrial democracies is increasing electoral volatility. Despite extensive research, at the individual level we still know relatively little about the…

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On the Street and/or on Twitter?

New publication by Rens Vliegenthart and Mark Boukes in Digital Journalism, titled “On the street and/or on Twitter? The use of “every day” sources in economic news coverage by online and offline outlets.” Read more about this study in the abstract below, or click on this link. Abstract: By means of a large-scale manual content analysis of Dutch economic…

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