The Research Centre for the Study of Parties and Democracy (REPRESENT) is pleased to welcome visiting PhD student Željko Poljak to the School.
Željko is a doctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science, University of Antwerp. He is part of the M²P (Media, Movements and Politics) research group that broadly covers subjects of elite behaviour and the linkage between politicians and citizens.
His PhD examines why political actors employ negativity, especially outside campaigns and in routine day-to-day politics. Željko studies parliamentary debates looking at conditions under which politicians engage in a conflict with each other. His cases are (federal) parliaments of Belgium, Croatia, and the UK in the period between 2010 and 2020.
REPRESENT is delighted to be hosting Željko, with centre members Professors Cees van der Eijk and Annemarie Walter acting as supervisors during his visit. While staying in Nottingham, his research will be focusing on the case of the UK and the specific patterns of negativity observed only in the UK's House of Commons. He will also host a talk as part of the REPRESENT seminar series. The talk is titled 'Does the Battle Ever End? Negative Interactions Outside of Campaigns'.
Please email Željko directly if you would like to discuss his research and visit to the University of Nottingham.
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