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Democracy, Society, Market economy

The Research Unit Democracy, Society, Market Economy investigates the societal conditions of economic success. Therefore, our research agenda includes inconsistent preferences as well as unresolved or hidden trade-offs as drivers of economic actors' decision-making. The polarized public discourse hinders the negotiation of appropriate political solutions. In this context, success in international competition depends in particular on the extent to which our pluralistic democracy remains able to endure and tame the tensions between societal groups. The goal is therefore to develop options for reconciliation between business, government and society.

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Knut Bergmann

Dr. Knut Bergmann

Head of Communication and the Branch Office in Berlin

Tel: +49 30 27877-110
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Matthias Diermeier

Dr. Matthias Diermeier

Head of Research Unit Democracy, Society, Market Economy

Tel: +49 221 4981-605
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evidence on parliamentarians’ responsiveness and misinformation toleration from a field experiment
External Publication 5. January 2023

Tailoring the Truth: evidence on parliamentarians’ responsiveness and misinformation toleration from a field experiment

Matthias Diermeier at European Political Science Review

The rise of populist radical right parties (PRRPs) is largely seen to have been triggered by a dealignment between voters and political elites and to have triggered an increasing supply of misinformation.

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Democracy and Society

Democracy and Society

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