Carsten Wegscheider

Carsten Wegscheider
University of Salzburg · Department of Political Science

Master of Arts

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Introduction
I am a PhD fellow at the Department of Political Science at the University of Salzburg, Austria. I hold a BA in Political Science and an MA in Theory and Comparative Studies of Political Systems in Transition from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. My main area of research is comparative politics with an interest in democratization, political parties, political sociology and psychology. I am currently working on citizens' notions of democracy, democratic discontent and voting behavior.

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In this article, we aim to disentangle the extent to which citizens’ conceptions of democratic decision-making are shaped by populist attitudes or rather by radical left and right host ideologies. Following recent work by Landwehr and Steiner (2017), we distinguish four modes of decision-making embedded in different conceptions of democracy: truste...
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Alongside citizens' belief in the legitimacy of democracy, public support for the political regime is crucial to the survival of (democratic) political systems. Yet, we know fairly little about the relationship between citizens' democratic knowledge and their evaluation of democratic performance from a global comparative perspective. In this articl...
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At the latest since the European parliamentary elections in 2019, it has become increasingly popular to label political opponents as populist and Eurosceptical. In addition to excessive political media coverage and public interest, however, it is undisputed that populism and Euroscepticism are two political phenomena that have become increasingly i...
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Populist parties have established themselves across Western Europe, placed liberal democracy under stress, and are the subject of growing interest in research. Nevertheless, two areas have received almost no attention: who rejects rather than supports these parties, and does supporting/rejecting them relate to citizens’ conceptions of democracy? Th...
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Traditionally, citizenship has been defined as the legal and political link between individuals and their democratic political community. However, traditional conceptions of democratic citizenship are currently challenged by various developments like migration, the rise of populism, increasing polarization, social fragmentation, and the challenging...
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Im Juni 2016 erschien die «Leipziger Mitte Studie» 2016 unter dem Titel «Enthemmte Mitte», finanziell gefördert von der Otto-Brenner-Stiftung, der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung und der Rosa- Luxemburg-Stiftung. Anschließend vereinbarten die Universität Leipzig und die Rosa- Luxemburg-Stiftung eine wissenschaftliche Kooperation mit dem Ziel einer vertiefte...

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