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NORFACE GOVERNANCE Online Lecture Series

The NORFACE GOVERNANCE will organize Online Lecture Series as a crucial part of the dissemination practices for the Governance programme. 

04.10.2022, 14:00 -
04.10.2022, 15:00

Online, ZOOM


We are happy to announce the NORFACE GOVERNANCE Online Lecture Series!

In this series, academic and professional experts present their findings or views on topics related to "Democratic Governance in a Turbulent Age." Professional experts include policymakers, democratic representatives, communication professionals, law professionals, and journalists.

The first session will be held by Prof. Dr. Rune Slothuus from Aarhus University with the topic:

"Do Political Parties Do Anything Good to Public Opinion?".

Many are concerned that cues from political parties lead citizens to "blindly" support policies of their party, dismiss facts and arguments not favorable to their party, and voice animosity towards members of opposing partisan groups. This presentation explores the reverse perspective: that parties help citizens to get informed about policy substance and to make enlightened political choices consonant with their values. Evidence from a series of experimental and panel surveys suggest parties might play a more constructive and informative role in democracy than they are usually credited for in existing research.

Sign up for the event here.