Articles by Swen Hutter

February 28, 2023

How ideological polarisation drives protest against Covid containment measures

Swen Hutter
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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Swen Hutter
Director, Center for Civil Society Research and Lichtenberg-Professor in Political Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin and WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Swen's research interests lie at the intersection of political sociology and comparative politics.

In particular, he is interested in the changing dynamics and structuration of political conflict and civil society in European democracies.

He tweets @swenhutter

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