Dr W. (Willem) de Koster

Curious cases of public opinion.
Dr W. (Willem) de Koster
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Curious cases of public opinion 

Remarkably enough, citizens from opposite ends of the political spectrum often voice similar stances when it comes to the EU, the welfare state or development aid. Together with two PhD candidates, Dr Willem de Koster will be building on insights from cultural sociology and political science to understand such curious cases of public opinion. Do these exist because different social groups interpret the same issue differently? And does this also explain their respective reactions to public information campaigns? These questions are answered through a novel interdisciplinary mixed-methods approach.