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    How do attitudes toward redistribution differ between Europe and the United States?

How do attitudes toward redistribution differ between Europe and the United States?

Europeans are often assumed to be more in favour of redistributive policies than citizens of the United States, but is this actually the case? New research by Jennifer Oser and Marc Hooghe finds that American public opinion is indeed less supportive of redistribution and social security than in Europe. However, a very substantial group of US citizens would still like […]

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    Fierce but short-lived: how do economic crises affect political participation?

Fierce but short-lived: how do economic crises affect political participation?

The recession that hit Europe in 2008 led to the loss of millions of jobs and soaring levels of unemployment, but what effect has it had on political participation? Based on a recent study, Anna Kern, Sofie Marien and Marc Hooghe write that while economic growth is positively associated with forms of political participation that ‘challenge elites’, such as […]

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