Politicians as opinion leaders. How politicians' news sharing influences media trust and polarization. University of Antwerp
(Why) do politicians care about public opinion?Politicians' accountability beliefs: the missing link in explaining policy (in)congruence. University of Antwerp
It's a Matter of Timing. The Practice and Effectiveness of Strategic Communication Timing by Politicians in Belgium. University of Antwerp
Cognitive biases in how managers and politicians use performance information: differences between actors and moderation by the hard or soft nature of performance management KU Leuven
Worldwide, governments have devoted resources to the introduction of performance management systems. At the core of those systems is performance information. Whereas a lot of studies have examined "why" managers and politicians use available performance information, knowledge gaps remain with regard to "how" they exactly use it. In other words, we do not yet know enough about how they concretely process and respond to that information. Such ...
Politicians on the market? Framing French consumerism in an age of regime change (Paris, c. 1780 - c. 1870) University of Antwerp
The Executive Triangle: Politicians, Ministerial Advisors and Top Civil Servants University of Antwerp
A study on how political debates shape citizens' trust judgement of politicians and the political system KU Leuven
While it is claimed repeatedly that political debates in the media have coarsened over time leading to detrimental effects on citizens’ political trust, little effort has been made to investigate this. The question how the media influence political trust is of paramount importance as political trust is a key resource for a democratic political system influencing citizens’ willingness to commit public resources to policy ends and accept ...
Voter Information and Political Accountability Vrije Universiteit Brussel
They are not like us. The perception of differentness, polarization amongst citizens and dissatisfaction with representatives KU Leuven
The project examines an hitherto under-examined driver of two of the main problems representative
democracies are wrestling with: horizontal affective polarization among citizens and vertical political
dissatisfaction with politicians. The ‘new’ driver is the perception that other-minded citizens and other-minded
politicians are not only politically different—they have other political preferences—but that they also are ...