Mar 302022
 
How do you measure political secularism at the individual level?

For better (seriously?) or worse (you betcha!), politics and religion are intimately intertwined. While everyone and their grandfather (and especially their grandfather) gets worked up about immigration from Muslim-majority countries, the more relevant development in much of Europe is secularisation. Secularisation as a process has many facets (e.g. a decline of religious membership, practice, and…

Feb 012022
 

Glad you asked. Because for once, I have a tentative answer: I have written a short (2,000 words) chapter on comparative political sociology for the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Political Sociology. This is a first draft that may or may not change considerably over the coming months, but I’m putting it here for anyone who might…

Jan 182022
 
SCoRE and the geography of radical right resentment in Germany

The good folks at Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin have invited me for a talk about our ORA project on subnational contexts and the Radical Right in general, and some findings on the German case in particular. Here, our research question is whether the striking spatial differences in voting behaviour (including but not limited to the disproportionate strength…