Guillem Vidal

Guillem Vidal
European Commission | ec · Joint Research Centre (JRC)

PhD in Political and Social Sciences

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Publications (11)
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The two-party system in Spain collapsed in the aftermath of the Great Recession with the appearance of two new parties, Podemos and Ciudadanos. How are we to understand the sudden emergence of these new formations? Using 2015 and 2016 post-electoral survey data to map the ideological space and model voting behaviour, it is shown that economic votin...
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The political effects of the Great Recession on southern Europe were substantial. The rapid economic deterioration of Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain from 2008 onwards was accompanied by an increase in citizens’ dissatisfaction towards national political institutions. The sources of political mistrust in the southern periphery were of a political...
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The article focuses on the party political spaces in four Southern European countries (i.e. Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain) since the onset of the Euro crisis. To understand the emerging conflict structures, it argues for the need to consider that these countries simultaneously face an economic crisis and a political crisis and that both crises...
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European Party Politics in Times of Crisis - edited by Swen Hutter and Hanspeter Kriesi June 2019
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The European Union is experiencing a rapid increase in inflation rates fuelled by energy prices and the war in Ukraine. The impact of the price increase is not equally distributed. In 8 out of 17 countries, lower-income groups whose consumption basket is mainly composed of essential goods are most affected by the increase in prices. Poorest househo...
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EGP (Erikson-Goldthorpe-Portocarero)-based occupational class schemas, rooted in industrial-age employment relations, are the standard measure of socioeconomic position in social stratification. Previous research highlighted EGP-based schemas’ difficulties to keep up with changing labour markets, but few tested alternative explanations. This articl...
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The kick-off workshop was a high-level event with more than 100 participants that brought together 13 high-profile international experts on social inequality from different social science disciplines to discuss technological change and inequality, two topics directly under the European Commission’s priorities. The objective was to generate synergie...
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How much do the prospects of international recognition of a possible new state affect the domestic support for secession? To answer this research question, we adopted a most similar systems design and conducted a Web‐based survey experiment in Catalonia and Scotland. Respondents were presented with plausible scenarios regarding the international re...
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European Party Politics in Times of Crisis - edited by Swen Hutter June 2019
Thesis
The Great Recession constituted a breaking point in several aspects of the cultural, economic and political life of southern European countries (i.e. Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain). This dissertation aims to shed light on the political consequences of the economic crisis in this region —with a specific focus on Spain as a paradigmatic case— by...

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There is an increasing concern in Europe about the implications of the digital revolution for social inequalities. The DIGCLASS project will revise existing theoretical and empirical approaches to social class analysis in the social sciences and update them to address the challenges posed by technological transformations. Our work will propose new taxonomies and analytical tools, it will assess whether the traditional links between social position and life chances are altered by digitalisation and whether new needs in terms of social protection are required in current societies. DIGCLASS aims to apply them to contemporary phenomena such as: The decline of the middle class Job polarisation Effects of digital technologies on inequalities Life chances The emergence of new types of economic relations https://joint-research-centre.ec.europa.eu/knowledge-research/centre-advanced-studies/digclass_en
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The project analyzes the relationship between the electoral connection of citizens and parties and the structuring of political conflict in European elections. It aims at examining whether European elections have an independent structuring effect on political conflict and whether this effect has intensified in line with the increasing competencies of the European Parliament. The project assumes that European elections only have a mobilizing and legitimizing power the programmatic offers of political parties, the public debate over political conflicts in election campaigns, and voter preferences are tightly connected and linked to salient European issues. This presupposes that elections can structure political conflicts and channel them into the political system of the EU.
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The ERC research program POLCON assesses the contemporary development of European democracies and the politicization of the European integration process in the shadow of the Great Recession. To grasp the political consequences of the economic crisis, the project proposes a combination of a comparative-static anal- ysis of thirty European countries and a dynamic analysis of political conflict in a selected number of cases. It intends to link the study of elections to the study of political protest, covering Western, Southern, as well as Central and Eastern European countries.