Extreme Identities: A Linguistic and Visual Analysis of European Far-Right Online Communities’ Politics of Identity (ExId)
The ExId project offers an analysis of the European far-right online landscape, combining computational methods with in-depth qualitative analysis; it will provide dynamic analysis of both the evolution of the European far-right online landscape and its linguistic and visual content, exploring phenomena such as the impact of real-world events on websites’ content or circulation of linguistic/visual tropes across groups.
The Rural-Urban Divide in Europe (RUDE)
The project RUDE (The Rural-Urban Divide in Europe) examines whether and how urban-rural residency is related to divides in legitimacy beliefs, social identities, perceptions of injustice and threat, political and social attitudes, and political behavior of European citizens.
Qualify Unification in Europe for Shifting Trust (QUEST): A comparative research on Muslims responses to the politics of threat in France, UK, Spain and Norway
QUEST is a cross-national three-year project focused on the shifting nature of identities and representations of Muslims in four European contexts: France, Norway, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Populist Backlash, Democratic Backsliding, and the Crisis of the Rule of Law in the European Union (POPBACK)
The project POPBACK studies the mechanisms ‘exclusionary populist’ movements use to increase their power by undermining the Rule of Law and eroding the divide between the public and private domains in law, the economy, and the media.
Democratic Governance of Funded Pension Schemes (DEEPEN)
DEEPEN explores the democratic governance of capital-funded occupational pension schemes. It investigates how governments, regulators, and labor market actors govern funded pensions (input legitimacy) and whether participants are satisfied with pension fund performance (output legitimacy).
CrimScapes: Navigating citizenship through European landscapes of criminalisation
The CrimScapes project explores the expanding application of criminal law, crime control measures, and imaginaries of (il)legality as responses to, and producers of, a growing politics of threat across the European region.
Reconnecting citizens to the administrative state? (ReConnect)
ReConnect investigates how calls for more ‘responsive’ administrative state institutions have developed – both among citizens and politicians – and how the administrative state has sought to become more responsive, especially when simultaneously faced with expectations of neutrality and impartiality.
Threat, identity, and dissent: Understanding and addressing political polarization in European democracies (UNDPOLAR)
In many countries, public opinion is polarized on immigration, inequality, populism, and trust in institutions. Although there is extended scientific literature for each issue, there is a pressing need for integration. Are opinions on these issues related, and, if so, what is the glue that binds them? Do different groups of people polarize on different issues and/or for different reasons?