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El triángulo de polarización, confianza política y comunicación política: comprendiendo sus dinámicas en las democracias contemporáneas

El triángulo de polarización, confianza política y comunicación política: comprendiendo sus dinámicas en las democracias contemporáneas

The TRI-POL proposal is centred on the triangle of interactive relationships between citizens affective political and social polarisation, citizens political distrust in the main institutions and actors of political representation, and the politics of party/elite competition, producing problematic dynamics and consequences for the quality, functioning, and even potential survival of liberal contemporary democracies.

This study will be an innovative and comprehensive investigation of concepts such as political trust, affective polarisation and the politics of party competition and the dynamics and interactions among them in Spain, Portugal, Italy and two Latin American countries (Chile and Argentina).

For this goal I am compiling new theoretical arguments building up from recent methodological innovations on this topic from leading research in the US, and putting together an auxiliary team of country experts from different disciplines such as political science, public opinion, political psychology, survey methodology, political communication, data engineers and big data experts.