Political Psychology Conference this week

This Thursday and Friday 3-4 December, CPC-related researchers Yphtach Lelkes , Alina Feinholdt and Bert Bakker are hosting their inaugural Political Psychology conference at ASCoR. Over 100 academics with backgrounds in Communication Science, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology will come to Amsterdam to present their research. Among others, CPC researchers Sanne Kruikemeier, Magdalena Wojcieszak, Linda Bos, Bert Bakker and Tom Powell…

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Damian Trilling on tour

On 27th November, Damian Trilling was in Leuven where he gave an invited talk on automated content analysis at interdisciplinary IdeaLabs symposium on ‘Social media: incubators of a renewed news media landscape?’. This week, Damian will give an invited talk at a workshop at the Winter Symposium on Computational Social Science in Cologne; and he will also present a…

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Research by Yphtach Lelkes in Washington Post

The Washington Post has recently published an article which cites a joint publication of Yphtach Lelkes in Public Opinion Quarterly. Their research deals with polarization in the American mass public. They find that  both Republicans and Democrats increasingly dislike their opponents. The newspaper article can be found here; the original article can be retrieved following this link.

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Recent participation in various events

Andreas Schuck delivered a talk on “Framing and the ‘pictures in our heads’ – News frames and their effects on audiences” at the annual conference of The Dutch-Flemish Association for Investigative Journalism VVOJ in The Hague (for more information, see here).Claes de Vreese and Katjana Gattermann participated in the 35 year European Election Study jubilee conference in Mannheim (see more information…

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CPC members contribute to Career Event

ASCoR (Bas Sietses) and PhD students Nadine Strauss, Anne Kroon & Tom Powell organised a career event on Friday 6th November. The aim was to orient and discuss career options for PhDs in the academic and non-academic sectors. The day included individual consultations, career orientation presentations, and a panel discussion with former ASCoR members now working in the commerce,…

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De persoonlijkheid van populistische kiezers

by Bert Bakker, Matthijs Rooduijn en Gijs Schumacher, from the Universiteit van Amsterdam Tijdens de Algemene Beschouwingen vorige maand beweerde Wilders dat “dit kabinet en deze Kamer het Nederlandse volk niet meer vertegenwoordigen”. Deze anti-elite retoriek definieert populistische partijen. In haar laatste verkiezingsprogramma schrijft Die Linke bijvoorbeeld dat het afgelopen moet zijn met de achterdeurtjespolitiek van de Duitse elite. Een zelfde boodschap…

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Activism or slacktivism: does online ‘activism’ contribute to meaningful change in the refugee crisis?

By Aron Dekker, Master student Political Communication at the University of Amsterdam   The refugee crisis and online activism Currently Europe has to deal with a huge influx of refugees, who flee from war in their home countries. They are mainly from the Middle East and Africa, and risk their lives by crossing the Mediterranean Sea on small, old boats….

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Aankondiging CPC wetenschapscommunicatie-bijeenkomst op 7 december

Thema: “Intolerantie jegens intoleranten? Politieke, media- en juridische reacties op anti-immigratiepartijen in hedendaags Europa.”   Met onder anderen:  Frits Bolkestein, Xandra Schutte, Arendo Joustra, prof. Bert Klandermans (VU Amsterdam) en Piet Bakker. Georganiseerd door Joost van Spanje.   Datum en tijd: Maandag, 7 december 2015, vanaf 15.30 uur. Plaats: Zaal REC C10.20, Roeterseiland Campus, Department of Communication Science, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018 WV Amsterdam…

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In the news

Last Thursday Claes de Vreese gave an interview to the Danish public service radio current affairs program on the upcoming referendum in the Netherlands on the Association Treaty between the EU and Ukraine. Magdalena Wojcieszak was interviewed by Aleks Krotoski for ‘The Digital Human’ series on BBC Radio 4, where she talked about the impact of the digital world on…

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