The Center for the Study of Democracy Brown Bag Lunch Series presents

"Radical Right-Wing Populism in Western Europe: Time, Context and Moderators"
with Carl Berning, CSD International Visitor
Friday, February 21, 2014
12:00–1:30 p.m.
Social Science Plaza B (SSPB), Room 5206

The consequences of immigration continue to rank high on the political and public agenda of numerous destination countries. In the Western European political culture, this debate has often been accompanied by the emergence of Radical Right-Wing Populist (RRP) parties. Scholars agree upon perceived group threat as the most important attitudinal motivation to the emergence of RRP parties. However, this growing body of literature is not without limitations. Berning extends previous research by disentangling the dynamic nexus of perceived group threat and RRP party preferences, assessing the contextual effect of perceived group threat on RRP party preferences, and incorporating news reports as a moderating influence. By providing evidence for the temporal order, the multilevel components, and potential moderators, he sheds light in the underlying mechanism and open up several promising avenues for future research initiatives.

Carl Berning graduated from the University of Cologne. He is a fellow of the research training group SOCLIFE “Social Order and Life Chances in Cross-National Comparison” and has been granted a three year scholarship funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG), 2011-2014. Berning has been a visiting researcher at the University of Nijmegen (Netherlands).

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to by February 18.

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