World Values Survey Association at IPSA Congress
World Values Survey Association took part in the 23rd World Congress of the International Political Science Association in Montreal, Canada on July, 18-24.
With the support of WVSA three Congress Panels have been organized:
Political Stability and Political Change in North Africa, the Middle East and the Gulf Region, 2005 – 2014 (RC 17)
Chair: Prof. Christian W Haerpfer
● ‘Aftermath of Egypt's Populist Coup: Secular Awakening or Islamist Revival?’ by Mr. Sherif Fouad;
● ‘Changing Tunisian and Egyptian Attitudes toward Political Islam: The Impact of the Arab Spring Transitions’ by Prof. Mark Tessler;
● ‘Political Capital in the Mena Region’ by Prof. Christian W Haerpfer;
● ‘Political Changes and Population Life Quality in the Mena Region’ by Miss Kseniya Kizilova.
The Civic Culture after 50 Years: Insights from the World Values Surveys (RC17)
Chair: Prof. Ronald Inglehart
● ‘Rising Emancipative Values’ by Prof. Christian Welzel;
● ‘The Decline Deference’ by Dr. Neil Nevitte;
● ‘Unmasking Instrumental Support For Democracy: A New Approach For Measuring the Political Culture of Democracy’ by Mr. Sebastian Kuhn.
Trust and Confidence in Elections (RC 23)
Chair: Prof. Pippa Norris
● ‘Electoral Governance and Competitiveness of Elections in Latin America’ by Prof. Gabriela Tarouco;
● ‘The Consequences of Electoral Reform on Electoral Integrity in Africa’ by Dr. Nicholas Kerr
● ‘The Role and Effectiveness of Electoral Management Bodies in Strengthening Electoral Integrity’ by Prof. Pippa Norris;
● ‘Under Which Conditions Do Citizens Have Confidence in Transitional Elections? Comparing Recent Elections in the MENA Region’ by Ms. Anna Luehrmann.
A one-day workshop on Electoral Integrity was also organized for Montreal.
Papers and presentations of the other members of WVSA included:
● ‘Policy Capacity: A Cross-Country Analysis’ by Roberto Foa in the panel ‘Conceptualizing and Assessing Policy Capacity’ organized by RC 30;
● ‘Elite and Mass Responses to the Global Financial Crisis in South Africa’ by Prof. Hennie Kotze and Dr. Cindy Lee Steenekamp;
● ‘Democratic Debate or Destructive Dissent? Gaps in Trust in Courts, Police and Government Worldwide’ by Dr. Grace Lee.