the emotions of
protective Policies

Work Packages

  • WP 1 | Theoretical and conceptual framework (Leader: CES)

    WP 1 consolidates the interdisciplinary theoretical framework, bringing together contributions from political theory, policy analysis, social and political psychology, discourse theory and critical race and gender studies. This WP shall deliver the common basis of approaches and concepts for the empirical work. In particular, it delivers an interdisciplinary understanding and operationalisation of core concepts, such as affective citizenship, emotional needs, social identity, social categorization, and social representations of multi-layered citizenship and protection.

  • WP 2 | Research design and data collection (Leader: USAAR)

    This WP will define the overall research design and data collection of PROTEMO and is going to develop the appropriate research instruments for the empirical work, define the data to be used and organise the data collection. Reaching its objectives, this WP is key for others that build on high-quality data collected via the instruments developed in WP 2.

  • WP 3 | Analysing emotional reactions to protective policies (Leader: IPPAN)

    The overall objective of this WP is to understand emotional dynamics of policy-making. It will analyse survey, experimental, interview, and focus group data to deliver a detailed understanding of how citizens react emotionally to protective policies and to their absence, and whether emotional reactions to protective policies during crises differ from emotional reactions during calmer periods – focusing on the role of threat and insecurity.

  • WP 4 | Emotional needs in multi-layered and affective citizenship (Leader: CES)

    WP 4 operationalises PROTEMO’s research at group and societal levels in order to understand emotional dynamics that inform and are informed by policy-making. The empirical work employs an interdisciplinary approach, adopting qualitative and quantitative methods that include critical discourse theory and social representations. The WP will compare specific groups (e.g., diverse minorities, extremist groups) and analyse cross-nationally social representations of broad and country-specific protection debates respectively, with a focus on migration. The entanglement of social identities and social representation is investigated in relation to affective citizenship.

  • WP 5 | Protective policies and emotions on the policy level (Leader: SDU)

    This WP will study how emotions matter in the policy process. To this end, PROTEMO researchers are going to analyse how political actors perceive emotions, how emotions are strategically used by emotional entrepreneurs and how both affect the dynamics of the policy process leading to protective policies. Our theoretical framework will be informed by the Multiple Streams Approach. Methodologically, we use collected data and rely on qualitative techniques, process tracing and counterfactuals to unearth causal relationships.

  • WP 6 | Synthesising reactions and policy-making, deep dives and multi-country comparisons as well as theoretical advances (Leader: USAAR)

    To leverage the strength of PROTEMO’s mixed-method research design, WP 6 aims to synthesise the findings from WPs 3-5 and advance the theoretical debate based on the theoretical framework developed in WP 1. Workshops within this WP will foster academic exchange that cuts across the different WPs. The advisory board will be invited to the workshops to enrich the discussions.

  • WP 7 | Dissemination, Communication, Exploitation and Sustainability (Leader: EURICE)

    WP 7 will ensure consistent dissemination and communication, safeguarding optimal visibility and wide outreach to relevant stakeholders, leading to strategic planning and operational support of project exploitation through dedicated stakeholder engagement and policy activities. WP 7 will ensure that high-quality results are captured, assessed and used to maximise impact.

  • WP 8 | Project management and scientific coordination (Leader: USAAR)

    WP 8 provides the organizational framework of PROTEMO, gives clear guidance and provides support mechanisms to enable a smooth project workflow. An impact-oriented project management will help reaching the objectives by the timely submission of high-quality deliverables and ensures that milestones will be met on time.