Pandemics in Europe: Political and Social Responses Series - Crisis Signaling: How Italy's Coronavirus Lockdown affected incumbent Support in Other European Countries

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Lecture Series / Brown Bag
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Catherine de Vries, Bocconi University
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 12:00
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As Scheduled
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Amie Kreppel; Corinne Tomasi
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The COVID-19 pandemic is an unparalleled global crisis. Yet, despite the grave adversity faced by citizens, incumbents around the world experienced a boost in popularity during the onset of the outbreak. In this study, we examine how the response to the COVID-19 outbreak in one country has affected incumbent support in other countries. Specifically, we leverage the fact that the first country-wide lockdown on European soil, in Italy on March 9, 2020, happened during the fieldwork of online surveys conducted in four other European countries, France, Germany, Poland and Spain.

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European Studies Center
European Union Center of Excellence
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University of Florida
Center for European Studies
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