Building a theory of mass-based disintegration
Work package (WP4) aims to synthesize the insights generated in work packages 1-3 and to develop an encompassing comparative theoretical framework of the dynamics and contagion effects between public opinion, elite discourse, and international negotiations that characterize disintegration processes. Research in this work package so far has concentrated on broad, general questions and issues, such as the role of the public for international cooperation (de Vries, Hobolt, and Walter 2021) or the globalization backlash (Walter 2021b). In the next phase of the project, this work package will also work towards developing a better understanding of how mass-based disintegration relates to other forms of international non-cooperation and to explore the normative challenges that mass-based disintegration poses for international cooperation, democracy, and national sovereignty.
- Walter, Stefanie (2021). The Backlash against Globalization. Annual Review of Political Science 24: 421-442.
- De Vries, Catherine, Sara Hobolt and Stefanie Walter (2021). Politicizing International Cooperation: The Mass Public, Political Entrepreneurs and Political Opportunity Structures. International Organization 75(2): 306-332.
- work in progress
People working on this work package
Stefanie Walter. For more information, see here.