Divided over globalisation. Measuring the ideological divide between cosmopolitans and communitarians in Europe using a classification approach
The paper investigates the assumed ideological divide between cosmopolitans and communitarians as part of a new globalisation-related cleavage in Europe. First, the central values and attitudes that form the foundation of the ideological divide are identified. Then, a new methodological approach is proposed, in order to identify the ideological divide using two different classification approaches. Based on data of the European Social Survey 2016, latent-profile-analysis is used to identify societal groups, with similar attitudes regarding six globalisation-related items. The results show, that on the one hand, there are indications of a new ideological divide along attitudes towards globalisation, which also coincide with structural traits. On the other hand, there is a clear distinction between people with very strong positive/negative globalisation-related attitudes, and those with more moderate opinions.
Dilger, Clara. 2022. Divided over globalisation. Measuring the ideological divide between cosmopolitans and communitarians in Europe using a classification approach. In: Social Science Research 109: 102776. doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2022.102776.