Public compliance with difficult political decisions in times of a pandemic: does citizen deliberation help? KU Leuven
Scenario Experiments KU Leuven
Reasoning Across the Divide: Interpersonal Deliberation, Emotions and Reflective Political Reasoning KU Leuven
One of the biggest challenges facing contemporary democracies is that when making political judgements, most citizens do not engage in reflective political reasoning. Research finds that people's political reasoning is distorted by a range of cognitive biases and constraints. When faced with opposing information, most people have tendency to neglect it and cling to their prior attitudes. People's emotional attachment to their favored political ...
Oil wealth and US public support for war KU Leuven
How does the oil wealth of a potential target state affect the likelihood of the US public favoring the use of military force? Recent studies suggest that public opinion on foreign policy is responsive to the core characteristics of target states, such as regime type and majority religion. This article advances this research agenda by examining the effects of intra-regime heterogeneity in respect of an important characteristic of target states: ...