GrEPOP

Research

In the following page you can find a list of surveys recently conducted by members of the GrEPOP group.

Datasets from the Voting Advice Application Choose4Greece

The datasets include raw data from the VAA Choose4Greece conducted in Greece a month before the 2012 national election. Both the raw datasets and cleaned datasets are provided.

Access to datasets: http://www.preferencematcher.org/?page_id=18

 

Party positions for the May and June 2012 parliamentary elections in Greece

Kostas Gemenis & Vicky Triga

This dataset includes expert estimates on the policy positions of 14 Greek political parties on more than 40 policy issues as well as scaled positions on the left-right and pro/anti-memorandum dimensions. Expert estimation was conducted through the Delphi method. The data were previously used in the Choose4Greece (http://www.choose4greece.com/) voting advice application (VAA) which was launched during the May and June 2012 parliamentary elections in Greece.

Access to datasets: https://easy.dans.knaw.nl/ui/datasets/id/easy-dataset:53649 

 

The 2011 political parties expert survey in Greece

Kostas Gemenis & Roula Nezi

The aim of this study is to estimate the ideological and policy positions of political parties in Greece during the ‘Great Recession’. The survey includes expert estimates regarding parties’ positions on general ideological and specific policy scales (Left-Right, social and moral issues, state intervention in the economy, environment, immigration, European and foreign policy, etc) as well as estimates about party leader positions and internal party dissent on the issue of solving the debt/deficit problem. The data are comparable to previously conducted expert surveys on political parties.

Report: The 2011 political parties expert survey in Greece_Report

Access to datasets: https://easy.dans.knaw.nl/ui/datasets/id/easy-dataset:48574

 

Designing and Operating an Infrastructure for the Empirical Inquiry of Political and Social Radicalism in Greece.

Source: 95% EU-funded

Duration:2012-2015

Principal Investigator: Iannis Konstantinidis

 

The proposed project seeks:

a. to design a system of empirically recording political and social radicalism in Greece

b. to operate the system through the founding of an Observatory and, finally,

c. to draw on the findings in order to design public policies.

We can clearly distinguish three phases: design of empirical measures, setting up of a research unit and data collecting, and active promotion of research findings in public policy design. Each phase corresponds to the work carried out by each of the three research groups. The design phase is necessary to clarify the phenomenon of political and social radicalism, that is to identify (a) the attitudes and positions related to the phenomenon and (b) those factors that are linked to extremism in the chain of causality, either as causes or as consequences. Next thing required in the design phase is the construction of indicators and measurement scales. The project will then focus on the setting up of a research institute (Observatory) which will undertake the implementation of cross-sectional and panel surveys to measure radicalism in Greek public opinion and reveal the causes and consequences of radicalism in specific populations, such as young, unemployed, small-traders, residents of areas with high rates of unemployment and/or migration. The third part of the project focuses on potential exploitation of the findings, such as construction of structures to enable free access to the survey data, reaching agreements with similar foreign institutes to enable the use of the findings for research purposes, submission of findings to public consultation with bodies of state and civil society, and design of special training seminars on radicalism followed by experiments with school population.