Articles by Sophia Hunger

February 28, 2023

How ideological polarisation drives protest against Covid containment measures

Sophia Hunger
In recent years, demonstrations against containment measures to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 have dominated the protest landscape. Sophia Hunger, Swen Hutter and Eylem Kanol explain what drives individuals from passive sympathy to active participation. They find that political and ideological attitudes, rather than 'biographical availability', play a critical role
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Sophia Hunger
Research Fellow, Center for Civil Society Research, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Sophia is part of a research project on political radicalisation and protest in Germany.

She obtained her doctorate at the European University Institute, where she was involved in the ERC-POLCON project.

Her research focuses on protest movements, political engagement, party competition, political communication, and applied quantitative methods.

She tweets @SophiaHunger

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