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March 19, 2021

How tweets can help us make sense of internal party politics

Daniel Braby Identifying the different positions of MPs inside the same political parties is a longstanding problem for political science. Daniel Braby and Marius Sältzer argue that applying automated content analysis to MPs' Twitter timelines offers a robust impression of sub-party positions Read more
March 15, 2021

Covid-19 has been a double-edged sword for experts – with worrying consequences for democracy

Mirko Heinzel The pandemic has led to an increase in experts' authority – yet substantial contestation of their expertise, write Mirko Heinzel and Andrea Liese. This polarisation poses a risk for proper public deliberation and the fight against Covid Read more
December 16, 2020

Sweden stands out for its soft approach to the pandemic – but the jury is still out on whether it will work

Oscar Larsson Unlike most other countries, Sweden adopted a ‘soft’ approach to managing the Coronavirus pandemic, flying in the face of ‘securitisation theory’. Oscar Larsson considers whether its approach will succeed Read more
November 11, 2020

It’s not just populism! Politicising corruption in election campaigns

Sarah Engler Only populist parties fight elections using anti-corruption slogans, right? Wrong. Sarah Engler finds that other parties too, sloganeer in this way – many without any reference to the ‘corrupt elite’ Read more
September 30, 2020

Academic blogging during a pandemic

Mark Carrigan In 2020 we all became digital scholars overnight. Now we need to have serious conversations about intellectual community, the purposes it serves and how blogging can help us pursue them under these difficult conditions, writes Mark Carrigan Read more
September 30, 2020

Welcome to the Loop

Johanne Døhlie Saltnes The Loop marks ECPR’s leap into the political science blogosphere with, we hope, a splash! Read more

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