Adrian Favero's research while affiliated with University of Groningen and other places

Publications (10)

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There is emerging understanding in the literature that voters who have a migration background across Western countries tend to vote for left leaning parties. Yet little is known about whether this implies different drivers of vote choice for citizens with migration background in comparison to natives. This article intends to respond to this questio...
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The ‘charismatic leader’ is a recurring topic within the literature on populist radical right parties (PRRPs), arguing that charisma is important for the success of these parties. However, most studies assess charismatic leadership only through the perception of the leaders' followers and make no statement on the leaders' perspectives and their rol...
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The Swiss People’s Party (Schweizerische Volkspartei [SVP]) has increased its territorial extensiveness and organisational intensiveness in recent years, and has professionalised its strategies of communication. This article analyses the dynamics characterising the SVP’s organisation. It shows that with its locally rooted presence and its effort to...
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The future of the European Union (EU) increasingly depends on the attitudes and opinions of its citizens. This article examines constructions of attitudes towards European integration among young residents living in urban centres in Poland. Work conducted in the field of European studies shows that territorial attachment and utilitarian approaches...
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This paper investigates the role of gender in shaping attitudes towards the European Union (EU) among young people living in Polish cities – the so-called ‘winners of European integration’. Previously, little attention has been given to gender as an influence on views on the EU. Most studies apply the gender-based perspective on Western Europe, whi...
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The global network opened for Poland after the fall of the communist system but especially after it became a member state of the European Union (EU). With accession to the EU came also the option of free movement and transnational mobility. This opportunity in turn created new possibilities for urban residents but the scholarly focus on macro-struc...
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Twitter has identified 2,752 accounts that it believes are linked to the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Russian company that creates online propaganda. These accounts are known to have tweeted about the US 2016 Elections and the list was submitted as evidence by Twitter to the United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism. T...
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In a review into automated and malicious activity Twitter released a list of accounts that they believed were connected to state sponsored manipulation of the 2016 American Election. This list details 2,752 accounts Twitter believed to be controlled by Russian operatives. In the absence of a similar list of operatives active within the debate on th...
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We investigate methods for collecting data to form an archive on the debate within Twitter surrounding the UK's inclusion in the EU. We use three strategies, gathering data using hashtags, extracting data from the random stream and collecting from users known to be discussing the debate. We explore the various bias in the resulting datasets.

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... In many cases, RWPPs maintain an extensive structure with an institutionalised local presence, actively aiming to develop a grassroots following which is tied to the party by means of organised party activities. Several well-established RWPPs in Western Europe conform to the definition of the mass party, including the Lega per Salvini Premier (LSP, League for Salvini Premier) in Italy, the Vlaams Belang (VB, Flemish Interest) in Belgium, the Schweizerische Volkspartei/ Union Démocratique du Centre (SVP/UDC, Swiss People's Party) in Switzerland, and the Perussuomalaiset (PS, the Finns Party) in Finland (Favero, 2021;Hatakka, 2021;Sijstermans, 2021;Zulianello, 2021). Whilst some of these parties may rely on highly personalised campaigns centred on the leader-Salvini's League being a particularly good example-they maintain a high degree of organisational articulation, as well as vertical linkages to regional and local areas. ...
... The generational differences between both samples could bias the research results, showing not only the differences resulting from the stage of life (studying vs. work) but also from changing social norms regarding the relationship between children and parents over the years. Since accession of Poland to the European Union in 2004, Polish society has experienced many changes that have an impact on the system of values and attitudes (e.g., Favero, 2020), which most likely have an impact on filial beliefs. Furthermore, given the importance of close relationships and whether people move away from home in explanation of studentemployee differences in filial piety beliefs, a certain limitation of the current study is that these variables (e.g., relationship status, living with parents or not) were not collected. ...
... Quantitative analysis of texts can be very useful for understanding the strategies used in online information warfare. In the past few years, a number of studies investigated characteristics of Twitter accounts created to sow discord and polarization before, during, and after the 2016 presidential election in the USA (Ghanem et al., 2019;Llewellyn et al., 2018;Zannettou et al., 2019a;Zannettou et al., 2019b). A common denominator in these studies has been the use of latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA; Blei et al., 2003) to estimate latent topics from posts on social media platforms. ...
... Analyses on the impact of fake news on both these events were conducted in several research studies. For example, a particular emphasis was given in the propaganda made by bots in the Brexit referendum [17][18][19] while in the 2016 US Presidential Election, research focused on the detection and analysis of rumour [20], the characterization of the fake and real news Twitter networks and how they relate to each of the candidates [21], and the consumption of fake news prior to the election day [22]. Other events were also tackled during this period, namely, the 2016 Austrian Presidential elections [23], the 2018 Brazilian Presidential elections [24], and the 2019 European Parliament Elections [25]. ...
... In [27] it is shown that nearly 90% of data, posted by users who are known to be active in discussing the topic, were relevant to the topic. Therefore, the easiest way to label posts for seed is to find profiles of users and organizations which advocate a position equivalent to each of the labels. ...