Projects

WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER? COMPARING POPULAR ATTITUDES TO GOVERNMENT PANDEMIC RESPONSES IN DENMARK AND SWEDEN DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC 2020

Primary investigator (co-investigator prof. Johannes Lindvall,  Lund University)

Funding: Department of Political Science, Lund University

Period: March – December 2020

Publications: 

2021. Nielsen, J. H. and Lindvall, J. “Trust in Government in Sweden and Denmark during the Covid-19 Pandemic”, West European Politics (Accepted – in print)

2021. Nielsen, J. H. “Dronningegambit: Magtcentralisering, hård lockdown – og en bekymret befolkning, der dog bakkede op”, Statsvetenskaplig tidsskrift (Accepted – in print)

2020. Co-authored a report on the results with the Djøf (in Danish only):

“Håndteringen af corona-krisen: Danskere har mere tillid til myndighederne end svenskerne” https://www.djoef.dk/-/media/documents/djoef/p/paragraf_20_april_2020_2_a4_web.ashx

Media coverage:

“Måling: Danskerne er mere bekymrede for demokratiet under coronakrisen end svenskerne”, Altinget,  18 september 2002

“Danskerne stoler mere på deres politikere end svenskerne”, Berlingske Tidende 18  April, 2020

Live television interview about the results, DR Deadline 18 April, 2020 and radio interview about the results (P1, DR)

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THE POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION

Primary investigator (co-investigator prof. Catarina Kinnvall, Lund University)

Funding: The Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Science (NOS-HS) workshop funding 2016

Period: 2016-2017

Publications:

2020 Curtis, A. and Nielsen, J. H. “Personality’s Cross-National Impact across EU Attitude Dimensions”, Research and Politics (early online view)

2018 Nielsen, J.H. and Capelos, T. “Editors’ Preface to the Special Issue: The Political Psychology of European Integration: Brexit and Beyond”, Political Psychology, Vol. 6(9): 1207-1212.

2018 Capelos T. and Nielsen, J.H. “Conclusion: The Political Psychology of European Integration: Brexit and Beyond”, Political Psychology, Vol. 39(6): 1419-1420.

2018 Curtis, A. and Nielsen, J. H. “Predispositions Matter…But How? Ideology as a mediator for Personality’s Effect on EU Support in Five Countries”, Political Psychology, Vol. 6(9): 1251-1270.

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DEMOCRACY AND SIZE: INVESTIGATING HOW DEMOCRATIC SIZE AFFECTS DEMOCRATIC LEGITIMACY USING EXPERIMENTS

Individual postdoctoral research project

Funded by The Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher EducationPrincipal Principal Investigator: Julie Hassing Nielsen

Period: January 2013 – October 2017

Publications:

Nielsen, J. H. and D. Mønster “In the Eye of the Beholder: What We Can Learn About Political Interest From Eye Tracking” (preprint available at SocArXiv www.osf.io DOI: 10.31235/osf.io/9v6n7)

Nielsen, J. H. and D. Mønster “The Affective Styles of Politics: Evidence from a Laboratory Experiment” (Preprint available at SocArXiv www.osf.io DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/FJ6DZ 

Nielsen, J. H. “Tracking the Erosion of Internal Efficacy: How Democratic Size Impacts Internal Efficacy in Denmark and the US” (working paper)

2016 Nielsen, J. H. “Why use experiments in EU Studies?”, Comparative European Politics, Vol. 14(5): 626-644 – review article

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EXPLORING THE POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY OF EUROPE USING SURVEY EXPERIMENTS

Principal Investigator: Julie Hassing Nielsen

Funding: EURECO, Centre for European Politics, University of Copenhagen
Started October 2013

Period: October 2013-October 2017

Publications:

2016 Nielsen, J. H. “Personality and Euroscepticism: The Impact of Personality on Attitudes Towards the EU”, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 54(5): 1175-1198.

2018 Nielsen, J. H. “The Effect of Affect: How Affective Style Determines Attitudes Towards the EU”, European Union Politics, Vol. 19(1): 75-96.