Economic Insecurity and Political Efficacy


How does poverty shape voters’ perceptions of political efficacy? While it has long been shown that the poor and other economically disadvantaged citizens particpate less in politics, we know less about the mechanisms. In this project, I focus on the role of political efficacy, both internally and externally, to fill this gap. Moreover, by taking into account the institutional context (party systems, social policy, and economic conditions), I explore factors that can alleviate (or indeed amplify) the povert-efficacy gap.

Working Papers

Left Behind by Austerity? Economic Disadvantage, Fiscal Constraints, and External Political Efficacy


. Political participation in European welfare states: does social investment matter?. Journal of European Public Policy, 2018.

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