The 7th wave of the the World Values Survey, a global study of public opinion, is in the field from 2017-2019. This includes a battery of items monitoring mass evaluations of electoral integrity, developed with EIP. This replicates the same battery contained in the 6th wave of the dataset, allowing comparisons over time.
Trust in political parties, legislatures, parliaments and the news media is thought to have eroded in many countries, damaging democratic legitimacy and feeding populist forces. This new 3-year TrustGov Project, funded by the ESRC, led by EIP Director Pippa Norris, as well as Will Jennings and Gerry Stoker (University of Southampton), will examine the links between trust and trustworthiness.
For many years, the Chapel Hill Expert Survey (CHES) has monitored the position of a range of European political parties, with a team led by Gary Marks, Liesbet Hooghe, Ryan Baker, and other colleagues. In a new initiative, EIP will be collaborating with the team to generate the EIP/CHES Global-2019 expert survey of party positions in countries worldwide.
Electoral Violence against Politicians
It is increasingly recognized that candidates and elected politicians face many risks, from verbal abuse and online harassment to physical violence and even death. To monitor the risks, EIP is currently working on new research on Electoral Violence against Politicians, including co-organizing an Oct 2018 Radcliffe workshop with Mona Lena Krook (Rutgers).
To celebrate the ECPR’s 50th anniversary, Pippa Norris is launching a new ECPR survey of the political science profession. This dataset will allow us to compare the academic values and role priorities, the employment experiences, and the background of political scientists across Europe.