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Democracy and social values – how socialization, deprivation, and feelings of threat promote illiberal thinking about democracy

Sussane Pickel is Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Duisburg-Essen (since 2009). Her habilitation was on “New Conflicts – New Social Coalitions? European Voters and their Parties – Cleavages in Western and Eastern Europe”. She acted as Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellow (2005-2007, Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship) and Research Fellow at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia, 2014). Her field of specialization is Eastern Europe, and her research interests are democracy research, political attitudes and political culture research, transformation research, election research, empirical social research, methods of data collection and analysis. Currently research projects are on “religion and political culture”, “feelings of responsiveness among migrants and non-migrants”, “antiziganism” and “radicalization and co-radicalization among young Muslims and non-Muslims”.