Political Claims Analysis

Resource Type
  • Bosi, Lorenzo
  • Cinalli, Manlio
  • Clua, Anna
  • Giugni, Marco
  • Grasso, Maria
  • Kousis, Maria
  • Lahusen, Christian
  • Milanese, Niccolò
  • Sinczuch, Marcin
  • Uba, Katrin
Publication Date
  • FORS - Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences
  • CESSDA Topics Classification:
    • Equality and inequality
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    The proposed project aims to study the relations between inequalities and young people's ways of doing politics as well as to advance scenarios for future democratic models and political systems in Europe that are more inclusive for young people. It has three main objectives: (1) To provide systematic evidence on the ways in which inequalities are lived by young people and (re)acted upon, exploring the coping mechanisms which are embedded in young people's ways of doing politics; these coping mechanisms are manifested in multiple forms, i.e. as either political (dis)engagement and contestation online and offline or as (trans-)national democratic innovation and experimentation; (2) To advance knowledge on the conditions and causes underpinning young people's ways of doing politics; this involves an examination of their norms, values, attitudes, and behaviors regarding democracy, power, politics, policymaking, social and political participation (online and offline) and the organization of economic, social and private life in order to identify ways to strengthen youth political participation and engagement with democratic life in Europe; (3) To suggest a number of different future scenarios for the development of democracy and political participation in Europe, putting particular emphasis on implementing new democratic models that are more inclusive for young people especially those with fewer opportunities.
Temporal Coverage
  • 01.02.2017 - 31.01.2020
Geographic Coverage
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Germany (DE)
  • France (FR)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Europe
Sampled Universe
Youth related-claims
Random sampling : Random sampling of 500 claims selected from five newspapers in each country and covering the period from 2010 to 2016. 100 claims per newspaper; not for each year. The articles are sampled from all newspaper sections, including local/regional sections, excluding the editorials and sports sections, through keywords search.
Time Dimension
  • Time series
Collection Mode
  • Content coding
No restriction

Update Metadata: 2021-01-12 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2021-01-12