A new and growing research agenda in political science studies the effect of experience of state-inflicted violence and oppression on later political attitudes and behavior. In this project, I study the effect of violence and property destruction during the German occupation of Denmark 1940-1945 on later support for entering the European Economic Community (EEC, the forerunner for the EU) in the Danish referendum of 1972.
About Lasse Aaskoven
Lasse is also Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Government at the University of Essex. He received his Ph.D. in May 2018 from the Department of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen.His research spans several areas in comparative politics and comparative political economy. One of his main research topics is how fiscal institutions, such as fiscal rules, impact national politics in both democratic and non-democratic countries. He also has a special interest in the political economy of elections including the study of political budget cycles. In another strain of his research, he explores the effects of different political parties and interest organizations on public policies both at the comparative and subnational level. In his newest research agenda, he attempts to answer classic questions in political science using original historical data. These questions include the determinants of promotions in autocracies and the political impact of wealth inequality.
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