Mr Georg Plattner

Email:

georg_plattner@univie.ac.at

Position(s):

Doctoral candidate at the Institute for European Integration Research (EIF), University of Vienna.

Profile:

Georg’s doctoral research focuses on the coherence or incoherence of demands regarding EU policies of populist radical right parties (PRRP) in the European Parliament (EP). He aims to contribute to the knowledge about these parties and their policy positions in the EU, as well as understanding of their difficulties in forming and maintaining one cohesive political group in the EP. By analysing the PRRP’s own programmatic policy claims, he aims at deepening our understanding of the parties and their goals beyond the standard set of core policies. To unearth their policy demands, he employs a qualitative content analysis of election manifestos and party programs of three political groups and four PRRPs.

Georg completed his undergraduate studies in political science at the University of Innsbruck, and his MA study at the University of Vienna, where he focussed on political theory and international relations. After graduating, he spent an academic year in Israel, as a scholarship holder of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His research interests include the study of the populist radical right and the extreme right, both as parties and as social movements, European Integration, the EU’s common security and defence policy, as well as security studies with a strong focus on the Middle East and studies of Antisemitism. He lives and works in Vienna, Austria.