Author Archives: Véronique Gille

The importance of qualitative research

In a previous blog post, I discussed the content of Tariq Thachil’s book “Elite Parties, poor voters. How social services win votes in India?” In this book, he tries to understand how the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), identified as … Continue reading

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Why would poor people vote for an elite party? The BJP victory puzzle in India

In a previous blog post “Electoral turnout, why should we care“, I mentioned that India was an outlier with respect to the voting behavior of poor people, because poor people tend to have a higher turnout than rich people, whereas … Continue reading

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Coping with stress and poverty: some insights into Martha Wadworth’s work

During the first PoRESP summer school, which was organized from July 6th to July 9th 2015 in Brussels, we had the chance to have Martha Wadsworth as one of our keynote speakers. Martha Wadsworth is an Associate Professor of psychology … Continue reading

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Electoral turnout: why should we care?

On the week where the United States had elections with the lowest turnout since the mid-term elections in 1942, (in the middle of second world war), a closer look at who votes and who doesn’t is necessary to understand if … Continue reading

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