Project update 📢: French data and APSA!

by | Sep 6, 2022 | Project updates | 0 comments

Bonjour! This is team DiCED, with a project update! 

The French presidential and parliamentary elections of 2022 are over, and our French public opinion surveys are out of the field. We are, however, still collecting interview and survey data from French campaigners. We’re looking forward to analysing all this French data, on its own but also in a comparative perspective, using the data we have collected from the US Presidential Election of 2020 and the German Federal Election from 2021. 

At the same time, we are excited about APSA 2022, which will be taking place next week, September 15 – 18, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 

The DiCED panel “Re-wiring and Restructuring Electoral Mobilization?: Assessing the Impact of the Pandemic on the Study and Practice of Political Campaigning” has been selected by the UK Political Studies Association as their sponsored panel, and will take place on September the 15th, from noon to 1:30 pm GMT-4 (which is 5 pm to 6:30 pm BST). 

Our panel includes five papers, of which the provisional titles and presenters have been listed below:

  • Pandemic and partisanship: evaluating the effect of COVID-19 on patterns of political approval and voting decisions in the 2020 U.S. Presidential election.
    • Authors: David Lazer (Northwestern University) Matt Baum (Harvard), Katya Ognyanova (Rutgers University and Jon Green (Northeastern University). USA
  • How are voters persuaded? Combining Facebook and Survey panel data to unpack the effects of online political ads on party preferences in the 2021 Dutch General Election Campaign.
    • Authors: Xiaotong Chu, Rens Vliegenthart, Lukas Otto, Claes de Vreese, Sanne Kruikemeier (University of Amsterdam) and Sophie Lecheler (University of Vienna).
  • How the Pandemic was politicised on Twitter in the 2021 German Federal Election: the growth of Emotion and Personalisation in German Politics.
    • Authors: Wiebke Drews and Jasmin Riedl (Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany).
  • Determinants of negative campaigning during pandemic times in Germany: Evidence from linked candidate surveys and social media data.
    • Authors: Marius Sältzer (GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) and Sebastian Stier (GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences), Jürgen Maier (University of Koblenz-Landau) & Corinna Oschatz (University of Amsterdam).
  • How the Far-Right Polarises Twitter: ’Hashjacking’ as a Disinformation Strategy in Times of COVID-19 and the 2021 German Federal Elections.
    • Authors: Philipp Darius, Centre for Digital Governance, Hertie School, Berlin, Fabian Stephany Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford and Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin

Lest we forget, the DiCED team is also presenting their own paper in the panel “Political Organization, Mobilization and Technology”. We are presenting the following paper:

  • Assessing the Impact of Data Driven Campaigning on Intra-Party Power Relations
    • Authors: Rachel Gibson, Esmeralda Bon, and Andrea Rommele

If you are attending APSA, virtually or in-person, please consider listening to our panels and presentations!