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The AUTHLIB consortium held a hybrid internal workshop on March 29, 2023 on-site at the University of Vienna and online. The goal of the meeting was to discuss the project’s guidelines for empirical data collection that were developed over the previous month as a collaborative effort under the leadership of Radosław Markowski and his team at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities within the work package “Identifying the challenges to liberal democracy.”

The guidelines discussed in the workshop identify the research questions of AUTHLIB across all work packages and lay out the general methodological approach of the project. They review existing data sources the project may draw on for its analysis and discuss the dilemmas of translating the theoretical pillars of AUTHLIB into the project’s empirical design.

The discussion and the resulting research design play a fundamental role in the further development of the project ahead of the launch of a series of empirical work packages in April 2023, namely the work packages on “Ideological configurations”, “Survey-based data-collection and experiments”, “Rhetorical and emotional appeals”, “Illiberalism in power”, and “International co-operation and diffusion”.

To learn more about AUTHLIB’s work packages, click here.

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