Opendata, web and dolomites


Eroding Democracies. A qualitative (re-)appraisal of how policies shape democratic linkages in Western democracies

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






 QUALIDEM project word cloud

Explore the words cloud of the QUALIDEM project. It provides you a very rough idea of what is the project "QUALIDEM" about.

evolutions    core    question    socially    of    depends    experiences    countries    theoretical    qualitative    perspective    considerable    behavioural    determinants    citizens    informal    literature    belgium    disagree    erosion    relies    renew    systematically    macro    appraisal    neoliberalism    contextual    dis    france    behaviours    policy    storage    scholars    implications    affection    twenty    emphasis    feedback    individual    attitudinal    relying    re    diachronic    representations    methodological    domestic    empirically    interviews    stress    mass    infrastructure    groups    students    bridges    perceptions    turn    forms    shaped    differentiated    outcomes    supranationalisation    participation    grounded    transformations    offers    serving    argument    formal    ordinary    explanations    data    democratic    consolidation    uk    loyalty    public    politics    disaffection    mechanisms    surveys    democracies    counterpoint    innovative    trust    western    reanalysis    attitudes    empirical    qualidem    linkages    decades    political    disengagement    germany    pressure   

Project "QUALIDEM" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
postcode: 1348

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country Belgium [BE]
 Total cost 1˙491˙658 €
 EC max contribution 1˙491˙658 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-04-01   to  2022-03-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 


 Project objective

The future consolidation or erosion of western democracies depends on the political perceptions, experiences and participation of ordinary citizens. Even when they disagree on the implications of their findings, previous studies stress that both attitudinal and behavioural forms of democratic linkages – political trust, political support, loyalty, formal and informal participation – have come under considerable pressure in recent decades. The QUALIDEM project offers a qualitative (re)appraisal of citizens’ (dis-)affection towards politics by relying on the core argument of the policy feedback literature: attitudes and behaviours are outcomes of past policy. It aims to explain the evolutions of democratic linkages as being shaped by public policy, and specifically by the turn to neoliberalism and supranationalisation. It aims to systematically analyse the domestic and socially differentiated effects of both of these major macro transformations to citizens’ representations and experiences of politics, as an addition to the existing emphasis on individual determinants and the existing contextual explanations of disengagement and disaffection towards politics. On the theoretical level, this project therefore aims to build bridges between scholars of public policy and students of mass politics. On the empirical level, QUALIDEM relies on the reanalysis of qualitative data – interviews and focus groups – from a diachronic and comparative perspective focusing on four Western European countries (Belgium, France, Germany and the UK) with the US serving as a counterpoint. It will renew the methodological approach to the question of ordinary citizens’ disengagement and disaffection by providing a detailed and empirically-grounded understanding of the mechanisms of production and change in democratic linkages. It will develop an innovative methodological infrastructure for the storage of and access to twenty years of qualitative European comparative surveys.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Pennetreau Damien
The Role of Frames in Welfare Legitimacy, paper presented at the ECPR Standing Group on the European Union conference, Paris, 13-15 June 2018.
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2019 Caprioli, Mauro, Virginie Van Ingelgom, Luis Vila-Henninger
Neoliberal Moral Frames and Asymmetrical Nationalist Legitimation: A Case Study of British Citizens’ Beliefs in Legitimacy, Paper prepared for the American Sociological Association Annual Conference’s Political Sociology Roundtables, New York, August 10-13, 2019.
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2019 Thomas Laloux, Damien Pennetreau
Policies with and without Politics: Committees and the Differentiated Politicization of Legislative Debates in the European Parliament
published pages: 86, ISSN: 1623-6297, DOI: 10.3917/poeu.064.0086
Politique européenne N°64/2 2020-02-06
2020 Caprioli, Mauro, Virginie Van Ingelgom, Luis Vila-Henninger
Democracy an empty signifier? A qualitative (re-) appraisal of citizen beliefs in democratic legitimacy in Western democracies, Paper prepared for the SPSA Annual Conference, San Juan, January 9-11, 2020.
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2018 Vila-Henninger, Luis Antonio, Van Ingelgom, Virginie, Dupuy, Claire
Neoliberalism and Democratic Disaffection in France and the UK: A Series of Natural Experiments. SGEU Conference, Paris, 13-15 June, 2018.
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2019 Vila-Henninger, Luis Antonio
Turning Talk into \'Rationales\': Using the Extended Case Method for the Coding and Analysis of Semi-Structured Interview Data in Atlas-ti.
published pages: , ISSN: 0759-1063, DOI:
Bulletin of Sociological Methodology/Bulletin de Méthodologie Sociologique 2020-02-06
2018 Dupuy, Claire, Virginie Van Ingelgom
Depoliticized policies, depoliticized citizens? The politicization of the EU: A policy-centered perspective. Panel EU (De-)Politicization, Hamburg, 08-10 February, 2018.
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2019 Pennetreau Damien
Comparing the politising effect of EU vs national policies, paper presented at the CES 26th International Conference of Europeanists, Madrid, 20-22 June 2019.
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2018 Dupuy, Claire, Margherita Bussi
Policy feedback and policy dynamics: Methodological and theoretical challenges, Paper prepared for the IPPA Joint sessions 2018 Workshop University of Pittsburgh June 26-28, 2018.
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2019 Pennetreau Damien
Framing Labour Policies: Workers’ Free Movement vs Citizens Immobility?, paper presented at the EUSA International Biennial Conference, Denver, 9-11 May 2019.
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2019 Kari Palonen, Claudia Wiesner, Veith Selk, Niilo Kauppi, Hans-Jörg-Trenz, Claire Dupuy, Virginie Van Ingelgom, Philip Liste
Correction to: Rethinking Politicisation
published pages: , ISSN: 1470-8914, DOI: 10.1057/s41296-019-00339-7
Contemporary Political Theory 2020-02-06
2019 Vila-Henninger Luis, Caprioli Mauro, Van Ingelgom Virginie
Moral economies of Euroscepticism: A qualitative diachronic study, paper presented at the 115th annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington DC, 29 August- 1 September 2019.
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2018 Bussi Margherita, Dupuy Claire
Welfare policies and citizens’ political engagement
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2018 Dupuy, Claire, Van Ingelgom, Virginie
Policy citizenship. The impacts of neoliberalism and supranationalisation on democratic linkages in Western democracies, Paper presented at CES conference, Chicago, 28-30 March 2018.
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2018 Pennetreau Damien
Causal Narrative Frames: A Discursive Tool to Justify Solutions, paper presented at the IPPA 1st international workshop, Pittsburgh, 26-28 June 2018.
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "QUALIDEM" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "QUALIDEM" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.1.1.)

CN Identity (2019)

Comprehensive anatomical, genetic and functional identification of cerebellar nuclei neurons and their roles in sensorimotor tasks

Read More  

sociOlfa (2020)

Learning from social scents: from territory to identity

Read More  

NanoPD_P (2020)

High throughput multiplexed trace-analyte screening for diagnostics applications

Read More