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Threat, identity, and dissent: Understanding and addressing political polarization in European democracies (UNDPOLAR)

This project aims to determine how identities and threat combine to generate multiple polarized attitudes, and compares subpopulations of belief systems across countries and over time. Correlational class analysis and experiments that test causal effects of identities and threats are used to further explore this and help to not only understand, but to also identify solutions to overcome polarization.

Research team

Project Leader:
Dr T. Kuppens
University of Groningen (the Netherlands)

Principal Investigator:
Dr M.J. Easterbrook
University of Sussex (UK)

Principal Investigator:
Dr R. Rodriguez-Bailon
Universidad de Granada (Spain)

Principal Investigator:
Professor C. Darnon
University of Clermont-Ferrand (France)

Principal Investigator:
Dr M. Marchlewska
Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)

Principal Investigator:
Dr M.J. Brandt
Tilburg University (the Netherlands)

Principal Investigator:
Dr D. Caluwaerts
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)