Time: April 24 – 25, 2019
Venue: Åbo Akademi University, Lecture hall Armfelt, Arken building
(Fabriksgatan 2), Turku, FINLAND
There is a growing scholarly interest in various types of survey experiments in the study of political behavior. This workshop focuses on empirical studies that examine the behavior of citizens and elites, with a particular emphasis on experimental methods.
Wednesday 24 April
09.45 Opening of the workshop, Maija Setälä, University of Turku
10.00 Keynote I: Diana Mutz, University of Pennsylvania: How much is one American worth?
Discussant: Kimmo Grönlund
11.45 Keynote II: Rune Slothuus, Aarhus University: How political parties help structuring and shaping public opinion formation.
Discussant: Elina Kestilä-Kekkonen
14.00 Lauri Rapeli, Åbo Akademi University: Citizens and long-term policy goals
14:45 Kaisa Herne, Tampere University: The force of the argument source: A survey experiment on the evaluation of political arguments
15.45 Erkki Mäntymaa, Natural Resources Institute Finland: The effect of contract length on the willingness to participate in a landscape value trade
Thursday 25 April
9.30 Keynote III: Sofie Marien, University of Leuven: On the macro-level effects of participatory processes on perceptions of legitimacy.
Discussant: Lauri Rapeli
11.15 Keynote IV: Patrik Öhberg, University of Gothenburg: Experimenting with politicians: What do politicians think of being part of experimental studies?
Discussant: Kaisa Herne
13.30 Henrik Serup Christensen, Åbo Akademi University (with Maija Setälä, Kim Strandberg, Maija Jäske, Mikko Leino and Maria Bäck): The impact of Citizens’ Jury on referendum alternatives: Preliminary results.
14.15 Wrap up
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The event is free of charge and open to all.
The registration for this workshop is closed.
Post-registration: please contact Mari Taskinen, mjtask(at)utu.fi.
Please direct questions about the program to Lauri Rapeli, lauri.rapeli(at)abo.fi.
Organiser: PALO – Participation in Long-Term Decision Making is a multidisciplinary research project that analyzes problems of practices of long-term decision-making. With the objective to strengthen democracy, PALO develops better practices for deliberative citizen participation. The consortium partners are University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, Natural Resources Institute Finland and University of Tampere. The project is funded by the Strategic Research Council (SRC) at the Academy of Finland.