2023/8/31: DEMED at APSA (in Los Angeles)
The DEMED team is presenting five papers related to the project at the 2023 APSA Annual Meeting.
On Thu, 31 Aug at 12:00h we are presenting "Societal Characteristics and Citizens’ Assessments of Democratic Quality" and "Conceptualising and Measuring Support for Liberal Democracy across the World" in the panel "Democratic Support: Misperceptions and Understanding of Democracy"
On Fri, 1 Sept at 8:00h we are presenting "How Data Collection Methods Affect Inferences: Lessons from 3 Education Datasets" in the panel "Education System Worldwide: Innovations in Education Policy Research"
On Fri, 1 Sept at 10:00h we are presenting "(When) Does Online Democracy Promotion Work: A Cross-National Experiment" in the panel "Explaining Citizen Support for Democratic Norms and Values"
On Fri, 1 Sept at 16:00h we are presenting "Democratization and Indoctrination" in the panel on "Historical Development of Education Systems: Motivations and Consequences"
2023/6/20: DEMED at EPSA (in Glasgow)
The DEMED team is presenting three papers related to the project at the 2023 EPSA Annual Meeting.
On Thur, 22 June at 16:20h we are presenting "Conceptualising and measuring support for liberal democracy across the world" in the panel "Understanding citizen support for democracy"
On Fri, 23 June at 8:30h we are presenting "The trade-offs of democracy: Pitting democracy against economic and non-economic threats" in the panel "Assessing democracies & dictatorships"
On Sat, 24 June at 12:40h we are presenting "(When) Does online democracy promotion work: Evidence from a cross-national experiment" in the panel on "Democratisation"
DEMED team members are also involved in numerous other papers that will be presented at the conference:
Thur, 22 June:
- Staffan I. Lindberg: "Stretching Democratic Boundaries: Elections, Authoritarian Polarization, and Autocratization Onsets" in the panel "Democratic Backsliding and Autocracies"
- Anja Neundorf: "Regional Inequality and Anti-Democratic Preferences" in the panel "Inequality"
- Florian Foos: "Identity Alignment in Campaigning: Field experimental evidence from Germany" in the panel "Affective polarization considers Identity"
- Katerina Tertytchnaya: "Agreeableness and Preference Falsification in Non-Democracies" in the panel "Money, Propaganda, and Power in Authoritarian Russia"
- Kristian Vrede Skaaning Frederiksen: "Social Desirability Bias as Substance and Not Nuisance" in the panel "Understanding citizen support for democracy"
- Sirianne Dahlum: "The social foundation of democracy" in the panel "Understanding citizen support for democracy"
Fri, 23 June:
Sat, 24 June:
- Adrian del Rio: "How elite defections can weaken authoritarian regimes" in the panel "Parties and Elites in non-Democracies II"
- Wooseok Kim: "Party System Institutionalization across Regimes and Regime Transitions" in the panel "Regime Transitions"
- Sirianne Dahlum: "The Dark Side of Mobilisation: Global Evidence on Authoritarian Protests" in the panel "The politics of security"
- Sirianne Dahlum: "Social norms and support for democracy: Experimental evidence from Norway" in the panel "Democratic quality and satisfaction"
2023/6/17: We are recruiting a new postdoc
DEMED is hiring a new postdoc to start this Autumn.
Profile: Advanced quant skills with a background in (experimental) public opinion research, whether in democracies or autocracies.
Suitable candidates: very advanced PhD students (who will submit their thesis latest in Sep) or current postdocs.
The job is fixed term for 18 months with a possibility to be extended by another 9 months.
For details and how to apply, visit: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Democratic Politics at University of Glasgow (jobs.ac.uk).
2023/6/13 DEMED is co-sponsoring the EPSA mini-conference on Authoritarian Politics
We are pleased to co-sponsor a mini-conference on Authoritarian Politics organized by the Authoritarian Political Systems Group, which will be held just before EPSA in Glasgow on 21 June. In the conference, we will also present the DEMED project "Civic Education and Regime Support Under Authoritarian Regimes". For more details: https://apsg.work/mini-conference-on-authoritarian-politics/
2023/6/12: Invited talk at the University of Konstanz
Professor Anja Neundorf is presenting the first results of the DEMED project on "(When) Does civic education work: Evidence from a cross-national online experiment" at the Comparative Politics and Political Economy seminar at the University of Konstanz.
2023/5/24 DEMED team meeting in Glasgow
Professor Neundorf, Professor Finkel, Dr Rascon and Dr Ozturk of Work Package 3 are meeting in Glasgow to prepare the DEMED project on online civic education, where we are running original civic education interventions in more than 30 countries.
2023/5/22 New DEMED working paper
We just published a new working paper on "Varieties of Indoctrination (V-Indoc): Introducing a Global Dataset on the Politicization of Education and the Media", by Anja Neundorf, Eugenia Nazrullaeva, Ksenia Northmore-Bal, Katerina Tertytchnaya, and Wooseok Kim. The paper is available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4453086
2023/5/16 New DEMED working paper on civic education in Turkey
We just published a new working paper on "Building Democratic Support in Authoritarian Contexts: How Message Frames Matter" by Aykut Ozturk, Anja Neundorf, Steven Finkel, and Ericka Rascon Ramirez. The paper can be accessed here: https://osf.io/fqn5g/
2023/5/5 New project registration and data collection: Online civic education
We just registered a new multi-country experiment, where we will test five original civic education interventions in more than 30 countries. See our registrations for three separate papers, which we plan to write using the data here: https://osf.io/pmbe3, https://osf.io/qjrdz, and https://osf.io/nb2x4
2023/4/25 Invited talk at the University of Frankfurt
Professor Neundorf is presenting DEMED research in the Comparative Politics Speaker Series at the University of Frankfurt. The title of her talk is "Nostalgia and the Threat to Democracy: How Education can Save it"
2023/4/19 Invited talk at the ECPR Standing Group Political Culture
Professor Neundorf is presenting DEMED research in the ECPR Standing Group Political Culture (online). The title of her talk is "Nostalgia and the Threat to Democracy". Info and registration: https://t.co/FrqigWkM3a
2023/4/10 Two new sessions in the DEMED webinar series on "Using Social Media as a Research Tool"
19 April 2023 - 15h (BST): Using Targeted Social Media Advertising to Sample Global Migrant Populations: (Thomas Soehl, Zhenxiang Chen, and Aaron Erlich)
26 April 2023 - 16h (BST): Using social media data to measure networks and social capital (Michael Bailey, Meta)
For more details and registration, visit https://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/democracyresearch/dataandmethods/socialmediaasaresearchtool/webinarseries/
2023/3/23 New registration on experimental election monitoring project
We just registered a new experiment, which we plan to run in Turkey in collaboration with the NGO Vote & Beyond. The purpose of the project is to assess the effectiveness of social media advertisement in recruiting election monitors. The registration can be accessed here: https://osf.io/gjaqd
2023/3/21 New DEMED working paper
We just published a new working paper on "Democracy and the Politicization of Education" written by Agustina Paglayan, Anja Neundorf, and Wooseok Kim: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4395806
2023/3/13 DEMED @ ISA (in Montreal)
We are presenting the following paper at ISA 2023 in Montreal: "Adult civic education and support for democratic values: A systematic review and meta-analysis". The working paper is also available here: https://osf.io/427gh/
2023/2/10 New project registration and data collection: a multi-country conjoint experiment on democracy
We just registered a new multi-country conjoint experiment, where test people's societal trade-offs between democracy and other economic and non-economic factors. The experiment will be run in more than 30 countries. See our registrations for two separate papers, which we plan to write using the data here: https://osf.io/5cwmx and https://osf.io/d4zau
2023/01/25: New article online!
A new article by DEMED researchers Steven Finkel, Anja Neundorf, and Ericka Rascón Ramírez has just been published online at American Journal of Political Science. The article is entitled "Can Online Civic Education Induce Democratic Citizenship? Experimental Evidence from a New Democracy." Click here to reach the article.
2023/01/18: A new peer-reviewed article from DEMED researchers is online!
An article by DEMED researchers Anja Neundorf and Aykut Öztürk has just been published by PLOS One. The article explores how the use of various Facebook tools affects the recruitment of online research participants through advertisements. Click here to reach the article.
2022/12/16: Team outing and happy new year!
The Glasgow-based DEMED team ended the year with a visit to the Christmas market and a delicious dinner. We wish everyone Happy Holidays and a wonderful 2023! :)
2022/11/30: New research assistant joins DEMED
Cristina Chueca Del Cerro has joined the DEMED team. Visit Cristina's profile for more information.
2022/11/29: DEMED webinar on the use of use of social media for research purposes
Prof. Anja Neundorf and Dr. Aykut Ozturk organized the second session of Autumn 2022 series of DEMED webinars on the use of use of social media for research purposes. Michael Zoorob (Meta) was the guest speaker. You can reach more information on the session here.
2022/11/24: Keynote speech at INPESS 2022
Prof. Anja Neundorf will present the data from Work Package 1 at INPESS 2022 Conference as a keynote speaker.
2022/11/22 DEMED webinar on the use of use of social media for research purposes
Prof. Anja Neundorf and Dr. Aykut Ozturk organized the first session of Autumn 2022 series of DEMED webinars on the use of use of social media for research purposes. Katrin Weller (GESIS&CAIS) and Indira Sen (GESIS) were guest speakers. You can reach more information on the session here.
2022/10/31: "Innovations in Education Data" workshop at the University of Oxford
The DEMED team co-organised a two-day workshop at the University of Oxford.
DAY 1 – 31 October 2022
9:00-9:15: Welcome and introductions
9:15-10:35: “World Education Reform Database (WERD): A New Global Dataset on Education Reforms” – Patricia Bromley, Rie Kijima, Lisa Overbey, Jared Furuta, Minju Choi and Heitor Santos
10:50-12:10: “Schoolpol: Actors and Reforms” – Jane Gingrich and Anja Giudici
13:10-1430: “Varieties of Indoctrination (V-Indoc): Introducing a global dataset on the politization of education and political communication” – Anja Neundorf, Eugenia Nazrullaeva, Ksenia Northmore-Ball and Katerina Tertytchnaya
14:30-15:50: “Historical Education Quality Database” – Agustina Paglayan
16:05-17:25: “Education Policies and Systems across Modern History: A Global Dataset” – Carl Henrik Knutsen, Adrian del Rio Rodriquez and Philipp M. Lutscher
DAY 2 – 1 November 2022
9:00-10:20: “Education as a Window at Nation-Building: An Overview of the Nation-Building Policies (NBP) Dataset” – Matthias vom Hau, Emre Amasyali, Juliette Crespin-Boucaud and Chung-Ying Wu
10:35-11:55: "The Global Development of Coverage and Generosity in Public Education" – Fabian Besche-Truthe, Kerstin Martens, Michael Windzio, Helen Seitzer, Dennis Niemann, Fabian Besche-Truthe, David Krogmann
13:00-14:20: “Global dynamics of educational policy: The international spread and contextualization of school governance reforms” – Toni Verger
14:20-15:30 – Where to go next
2022/10/28: A new DEMED preprint is online!
Prof. Anja Neundorf and Dr. Aykut Ozturk have just released a new preprint, sharing results from their research on online surveys. The preprint entitled "Advertising Online Surveys on Social Media: How Your Advertisements Affect Your Samples." Click here to reach the preprint.
2022/09/14: DEMED research published on Washington Post
DEMED researchers, Anja Neundorf, Eugenia Nazrullaeva, Ksenia Northmore-Ball, and Katerina Tertytchnaya have recently published an article, named "The invasion of Ukraine has upended Russian education," on the Washington Post's the Monkey Cage blog. The article relies on expert surveys collected as part of the DEMED Project.
2022/09/01: A new postdoc joins the DEMED team
Wooseok Kim has joined the DEMED team. Visit Wooseok's profile for more information.
2022/06/09: Pre-registration of "Civic education and support for democracy"
We just registered the pre-analysis plan of a new study part of WP3 that will be conducted in Turkey exploring the use of online civic education materials for democracy promotion. The registration is available here.
2022/04/01: A new DEMED preprint is online!
Anja Neundorf and Sergi Pardos-Prado have just released a new preprint, sharing results from their research on authoritarian nostalgia in Spain. The preprint entitled "Authoritarian nostalgia, democratic support and radical right voting." Click here to reach the preprint.
2022/03/21: DEMED Work Package 3 Team Meeting
DEMED held a team meeting to work on Work Package 3, preparing original civic education interventions and experimentally testing their impact on democratic support in Turkey.
2022/02/16: A new preprint is online!
DEMED researchers Anja Neundorf, Aykut Öztürk, Ksenia Northmore-Ball, Katerina Tertytchnaya, and Johannes Gerschewski, have just released a new preprint, sharing results of their research on normative support for authoritarian regimes. The paper is entitled "A Loyal Base: Support for Authoritarian Regimes in Times of Crisis." Click here to reach the preprint.
2022/01/29: We are hiring
DEMED is hiring a new Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Democratic Politics. The post is for two years, starting on 1 September 2022. We are looking for someone with a substantive background in the study of authoritarian and/or democratic regimes and/or the politics of education. A strong quantitative background is essential. This postdoc will support Work Package 1, where we are currently collecting extensive expert coded data (by V-Dem) on indoctrination, creating unique data on education and media.
Deadline: 21 February 2022
- Salary: £36,382 - £40,927 per year (approx. 43,586 - 49,031 Euro)
- Budget for travel and research assistance
- An internationally leading research team
- A pleasant and stimulating working environment
- Glasgow’s high-quality of living and rich opportunities for culture
and outdoor activities
2022/01/03: DEMED expert survey on indoctrination goes live
Together with with the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Project at the University of Gothenburg, we now started the data collection for a new expert survey on regime indoctrination, focusing on education policies and practices as well as media propaganda for over 100 countries from around the world. Until mid February, more than 1,000 eduction and media experts will complete our questionnaire. The data will be released publicly in 2023.
For more info, see our “call for experts.”
2021/12/09: Our handbook for using Meta to recruit online research participants is online!
Anja Neundorf and Aykut Ozturk have just released a handbook, describing how to use Facebook and Instagram to recruit online survey participants. Click here to reach the handbook.
2021/11/18: Presentation at the University of Leicester
Professor Neundorf is presenting the DEMED paper "Nostalgia and the threat to democracy" (with Elçi, E.) at the Politics Department, University of Leicester. (virtual event)
2021/11/05: Presentation at Carlos III-Juan March Institute in Madrid
Professor Neundorf will present the paper “A loyal base? Authoritarian system support in times of crisis: The case of Turkey (Neundorf, A., Gerschewski, J., Northmore-Ball, K., Ozturk, A. and K. Tertytchnaya)” at the Carlos III-Juan March Institute in Madrid, Spain (virtual).
For more information: https://ic3jm.es/en/activities/permanent-seminar/
2021/10/06: Keynote lecture in Women in Political Methodology Speaker Series
Professor Neundorf gave a Keynote lecture on “The current state and the future of women in Political Methodology” in the Women in Political Methodology Speaker Series. More details here: http://zurichsummerschool.com/speaker-series/. (virtual event)
2021/09/30: DEMED at APSA 2021
Two papers from DEMED Project were presented at the American Political Science Association's 2021 Annual Meeting:
2021/09/22: Participation “Virtual Workshop of Authoritarian Regimes”
DEMED working paper, entitled "A loyal base? Authoritarian system support in times of crisis: The case of Turkey" was discussed in the Virtual Workshop of Authoritarian Regimes. The paper was prepared by Anja Neundorf, Aykut Ozturk, Ksenia Northmore-Ball, Katerina Tertytchnaya, and Johannes Gerschewski.
2021/09/17: Last day of Eugenia Nazrullaeva
Postdoctoral Fellow, Eugenia Nazrullaeva, is taking up a new post as a LSE Fellow. Eugenia has made incredibly important contributions to DEMED in the last year. She will however remain connected to the project as a DEMED Research Affiliate. We all wish Eugenia the very best in her new post.
2021/09/12: A new preprint is online!
DEMED researchers Steven Finkel, Junghyun Lim, Anja Neundorf, Aykut Öztürk, and Daniel Shephard have just released a new preprint, sharing results of systematic review on civic education interventions. Click here to reach the preprint.
2021/09/03: Presentation at EPOP Conference
DEMED team member Ksenia Northmore-Ball presented a paper co-authored with other DEMED members, Anja Neundorf, Aykut Ozturk, Katerina Tertytchnaya, and Johannes Gerschewski, at EPOP 2021 Annual Meeting. The paper is entitled "A loyal base? Authoritarian system support in times of crisis: The case of Turkey."
2021/08/31: Presentation at USAID
Professor Neundorf, Professor Finkel, and Dr. Rascon presented the DEMED research on civic education to the USAID Civil Society and Media Team (virtual event).
2021/07/26: A new preprint online!
DEMED researchers Anja Neundorf and Aykut Öztürk have just released a new preprint, sharing findings of their research exploring how the use of various Facebook tools affects the recruitment of online research participants through advertisements. Click here to reach the the preprint.
2021/06/25: Presentation at EPSA
Anja Neundorf, Aykut Ozturk, Ksenia Northmore-Ball, Katerina Tertytchnaya, and Johannes Gerschewski virtually presented their co-authored working paper, entitled "A loyal base? Support for authoritarian regimes in times of crisis – The case of Turkey" in European Political Science Association Conference.
2021/06/17: Presentation at the University of Bergen
Professor Neundorf presented the DEMED paper ‘Nostalgia and the threat to democracy’ (with Elçi, E.) at the Comparative Politics Department, University of Bergen. (virtual event)
2021/04/07: Presentation at LSE
Aykut Ozturk presented their co-authored work with Prof. Anja Neundorf, entitled "Recruiting Research Participants through Facebook Advertisements," to a group of scholars and students from LSE. Their work discusses best practices to recruit survey participants through Facebook paid advertisements.
2021/03/19: Presentation at PolMeth Europe Conference
Anja Neundorf and Aykut Ozturk presented a paper, entitled "Recruiting Survey Participants through Facebook Advertisements" in PolMeth Europe conference. The paper included their findings regarding the use of Facebook tools for the recruitment of survey participants. The study was conducted as part of DEMED Work Package 3.
2021/02/03: Presentation at the NYU Abu Dhabi Political Science Speaker Series
Prof. Anja Neundorf will present her paper co-authored with Steve Finkel and Ericka Rascon Ramirez at the NYU Abu Dhabi Political Science Speaker Series. The title of the paper is "Can Online Civic Education Induce Democratic Citizenship? Experimental evidence from a New Democracy?"
2020/12/09: Training for systematic review and meta-analysis
DEMED researchers have received training from Dr. Franziska Meinck (University of Edinburgh) on systematic review and meta-analysis.
Steve Finkel (University of Pittsburgh), Junghyun Lim (University of Pittsburgh), Anja Neundorf (University of Glasgow), and Aykut Ozturk (University of Glasgow) will conduct a systematic review of the civic education literature, starting from January 2021.
2020/11/06: DEMED kick-off meeting
The entire DEMED team came together for the first time. Due to COVID restrictions, the event took place online.
2020/10/08: Presentation at LSE
Prof. Anja Neundorf presented a working paper, titled "Can Online Civic Education Induce Democratic Citizenship Experimental Evidence from a New Democracy," at LSE Political Behavior Seminar. This paper is co-authored with Steven Finkel and Ericka Rascon Ramirez, and it explores how online civic education can induce democratic citizenship relying on online survey experiments conducted in Tunisia.
2020/09/30: Presentation at the University of Manchester
Prof. Anja Neundorf gave the keynote speech at the 4th Annual Democracy & Elections and Comparative Politics conference, organized at the University of Manchester. The theme of this year's conference was "Democracy Under Pressure." During her keynote speech, Prof. Neundorf introduced the DEMED and shared findings from the working paper entitled "Can Online Civic Education Induce Democratic Citizenship? Experimental Evidence from a New Democracy."
2020/09/01: DEMED project kicks off
Today marks the official start dat of DEMED Project, funded by ERC Consolidator grant. DEMED will run for five years, until August 2025.