12.08.2020

Evidence from France: The impact of terrorism on representative democracy

How do citizens respond to terrorist events? Drawing on a recent study, Steven M. Van Hauwaert and Robert A. Huber find that citizens do not necessarily respond in the way we might expect. Citizens do not increase hostility toward ‘out-groups’ as a direct response to terrorism, rather they increase solidarity within their ‘in-group’ and come together following an exogenous shock.

Read a summary of the study on the London School of Economics and Political Science Europe Blog

 

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