Department of Comparative Politics
Research project

Democracy in an Age of Populism: How the populist radical right affects political support, polarization and notions of democracy (DEMoPOP)

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The main aim of the DEMoPOP project is to investigate how the dynamics generated by the continuous electoral success of radical right populist parties in Europe affect citizens' political trust, political attitudes, views of the democratic system, and polarization. By focusing on the consequences of the growth of radical right populist parties as well as bridging the fields of populism studies and political support, the project deals with questions that in the end will be of importance for the legitimacy of European democracy. The research within the project relies on a wide range of data, e.g. large scale cross-national surveys, panel survey data, survey experiments, open ended survey questions, and online text data.