April 19, 2023
DPP faculty member Evelyne Hübscher has published a co-authored paper in the British Journal of Political Science titled Does Austerity Cause Polarization? The paper, published with with Thomas Sattler (University of Geneva) and Markus Wagner (University of Vienna) shows that austerity pushed voters away from mainstream politics resulting in an increase in the support of more extremist parties at the edges of the political spectrum. This process contributed to an increase in political polarization in many Western democracies. The paper is open access and has been published in the British Journal of Political Science.
The full article is accessible here.