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Davide Cantoni (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) gives a talk on "Persistence and Activation of Right-Wing Political Ideology"

Dates:
  • Wed 13 Nov 2019 12.30 - 14.00
  Add to Calendar 2019-11-13 12:30 2019-11-13 14:00 Europe/Paris Davide Cantoni (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) gives a talk on "Persistence and Activation of Right-Wing Political Ideology"

SPS Departmental Seminar Series

Abstract: We argue that a long-run cultural persistence of right-wing ideology can explain the recent rise of right-wing populism. Shifts in the supply of party platforms can interact with this existing demand, and give rise to patterns of historical persistence. We study the context of Germany in the 2017 federal election, when the emergence of the AfD offered voters a populist right-wing option, with little social stigma attached. We show that municipalities that expressed strong support for the Nazi party in 1933 are more likely to vote for the AfD now, but not in 2013, when the AfD was a more moderate, fiscally conservative party. Using opinion surveys, we show that these dynamics are not generated by a concurrent demand shift: political attitudes do not shift sharply to the right in the municipalities with a history of Nazi support.

Joint work with Felix Hagemeister (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munich)
and Mark Westcott (Vivid Economics, London)

Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

SPS Departmental Seminar Series

Abstract: We argue that a long-run cultural persistence of right-wing ideology can explain the recent rise of right-wing populism. Shifts in the supply of party platforms can interact with this existing demand, and give rise to patterns of historical persistence. We study the context of Germany in the 2017 federal election, when the emergence of the AfD offered voters a populist right-wing option, with little social stigma attached. We show that municipalities that expressed strong support for the Nazi party in 1933 are more likely to vote for the AfD now, but not in 2013, when the AfD was a more moderate, fiscally conservative party. Using opinion surveys, we show that these dynamics are not generated by a concurrent demand shift: political attitudes do not shift sharply to the right in the municipalities with a history of Nazi support.

Joint work with Felix Hagemeister (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munich)
and Mark Westcott (Vivid Economics, London)


Location:
Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Department of Political and Social Sciences

Type:
Seminar

Organiser:
Prof. Elias Dinas (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences)
Prof. Miriam Golden (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences)

Contact:
Jennifer Rose Dari (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences) - Send a mail

Speaker:
Professor Davide Cantoni (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
 
 

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