This workshop is organised by the IMISCOE funded research initiative on norms and values in migration and integration (NOVAMI) in collaboration with the H2020 project NoVaMigra (Norms and Values in the European Migration and Refugee Crisis) as well as the research schools of Global Politics and International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) at Malmö University.
This is a PhD lead workshop on Norms and Values hosted by the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM), held online via Zoom on April 28th-29th.
Owing to societal transformations at an increasingly high pace, norms and values have taken centre stage in many contemporary political debates and social subjectivities. As society transforms, so does the diffusion, transmission, and education of norms and values.
Many social science disciplines have explicitly and implicitly engaged in these debates and done profound work to inform our understanding of these transformations. However, definitions and usages of these salient analytical concepts vary across the social sciences and can become conflated or vague. Keeping analytical diversity in mind, the workshop aims to gather individuals from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds to discuss the study of norms and values within their work. The current call for abstracts extends an invitation to academics across the globe who work with norms and/or values.
Below you can find the panels that will be featured in the workshop:
▪ Absence of language, reproduction of discourse and value transmission around racialized identities – Panel Chair(s): Caroline Adolfsson, Marina Lazëri
▪ Answering to the roll call: challenges and good practices for the integration of immigrants’ children at school – Panel Chair(s): Giulia Dugar, Yuki Nagae
▪ COVID-19 and People on the Move – Prospects for Reshaping the Norms of Human Mobility in the European Union’s Migration Management – Panel Chair(s): Danijela Canji
▪ Critical Gender Perspectives to Family Reunification Regulations and Administrative Practice – Panel Chair(s): Nicole Stybnarova
▪ Equality for Immigrants in Theory and Practice – Panel Chair(s): Daniel Sharp
▪ In the Name of Liberalism? The Role of (Liberal) Values in Integration Policy and Practice – Panel Chair(s): Stefan Manser-Egli
▪ Norms and Values in Asylum and Migration Bureaucracy – Panel Chair(s): Johan Ekstedt
▪ Norms and values in EU migration, asylum and integration policy – Panel Chair(s): Alexandra Berger
▪ Polarization: Finding our way through the maze of theories, measurements and conclusions – Panel Chair(s): Quita Muis
▪ The capacity of institutions to promote values of equality and good relations between ethnic groups – Panel Chair(s): Adam Ridley
▪ The European Union as a Value Promoter in times of Value Crisis – Panel Chair(s): Michel Vincent Anderlini, Isobel Squire
Abstracts submission deadline: January 25th 2021
Notification sent to participants: February 1st 2021
Malina Voicu1 & Delia Bădoi1, Fertility and the COVID-19 crisis: do gender roles really matter? (Full paper here)
Francesco Molteni12, Riccardo Ladini12, Ferruccio Biolcati Rinaldi12, Antonio M. Chiesi12, Giulia Maria Dotti Sani12, Simona Guglielmi12, Marco Maraffi12, Andrea Pedrazzani12, Paolo Segatti12 & Cristiano Vezzoni12. Searching for comfort in religion: insecurity and religious behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy (Full paper here)
Affiliations of the authors: 1Romanian Academy, Research Institute for Quality of Life; 2Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Department of Sociology; 3University of Deusto – Bilbao, Department of International Relations and Humanities; 4Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Institute of Sociology; 5University of Münster; 6Babeș-Bolyai University, Department of Sociology; 7 University of Bucharest, Department of Sociology; 8 University of Girona, Department of Economics; 9 University of Bucharest, Department of Political Science; 10 Tilburg University, Department of Sociology; 11 Institute for Social Sciences at the University of Lausanne; 12 University of Milan, Department of Social and Political Science;13 GESIS Leibniz-Institute for Social Sciences
During the webinar organized by the publisher IlMulino, Ferruccio Biolcati, Giancarlo Rovati and Paolo Segatti, editors of the book based on the EVS/WVS results in Italy (“Come cambiano gli italiani“) will be interviewed on the most relevant aspects of the research. The interview will be streamed on November 19, 2020 at 17.30 on the YouTube and Facebook account of EdizionidelMulino.
The Joint EVS/WVS 2017-2021 Dataset has been constructed in close collaboration of the European Value Study (EVS) and the World Value Survey (WVS).
The first release includes data of altogether 79 countries and territories: 34 from the EVS 2017 and 49 from the WVS7. Four of these countries conducted surveys in both studies EVS and WVS.
Starting from the common core questions agreed during the design phase of both surveys, it includes about 230 variables which have been standardized and harmonized on the basis of the EVS/WVS Common Dictionary.
The identical version of data and documentation of the Joint EVS/WVS is accessible through two channels:
The Austrian team of EVS launched a new project “Values – Zoom” aimed at presenting selected Austrian results in the in an international comparison: concise, informative and hopefully interesting for readers.
The series concerns several topics including trust in institutions, interpersonal trust, religiosity, family values. The series, published in local language, is available on this webpage.
The thirtieth anniversary of the political transformation is an excellent moment to take stock of the changes in attitudes and values of our society. Such an opportunity was created by the long-term participation of the Polish team in the international European Values Study (EVS). Repeated every nine years on representative samples of Poles offers a unique opportunity to follow the changes taking place in their consciousness.
In this book we set ourselves the task of systematically reconstructing the process of evolution of values in Polish society. We then ask to what extent its direction is consistent with the overarching goal of the systemic transformation, which was to build a liberal-democratic social order. We also try to answer the question what are the social sources of political divisions in contemporary Poland by analyzing arguments in favor of different hypotheses explaining the phenomenon of populism and proposing an additional hypothesis of ‘banks of anger’.
In the analysis we use not only data from the EVS questionnaire survey, but also information obtained from focused group interviews, in-depth individual interviews and fragments of the analysis of selected social media content. from the Introduction
The analyses and the presentation are carried out in a fair and clear way. And above all, they produce interesting results. Among them, the following can be pointed out:
The visible secularization of Polish society over time,
Continued relatively weak interest in politics,
The small role of traditional socio-demographic factors in defining right-wing and left-wing society. (from a review by prof. dr hab. Andrzej Rychard)
The authors’ efforts to interweave the description of captured statistical relationships with the analysis of qualitative material should be appreciated. Sometimes qualitative descriptions are only illustrations of slings reconstructed statistically in trends, at other times they provide an understanding of the mechanisms behind them, at other times they suggest other interpretative possibilities. (from a review by dr hab. Przemysław Sadura)
The full release of the EVS2017 includes data and documentation of altogether 35 participating countries and two surveys of minorities. As previous waves (1981, 1990, 1999, 2008), the fifth wave maintains a persistent focus on a broad range of values.
The release includes three integrated datasets:
The EVS 2017 Integrated Dataset (ZA7500) contains data from 56.491 respondents and 34 countries.
The EVS 2017 Integrated Dataset – Matrix Design Data (ZA7502) includes data from about 10.500 respondents and the four countries (DE, IS, CH, NL) that applied the matrix design. Please consult the documentation describing the concept behind the composition of the two EVS 2017 integrated datasets (GESIS Papers Guide to mixed-mode approach and matrix design).
The EVS2017 Integrated Dataset – Sensitive Data (ZA7501) contains data that could not be included in the SUF because of data protection concerns. Due to the sensitive nature of the data, its use is subject to specific contractual regulations. The contract allowing for off-site access can be downloaded here.
In addition and due to their specific samples, individual datasets will be released in the context of EVS2017.
In her talk, she presented the methodological innovation of EVS2017 and how the cooperation with European survey infrastructures in the SERISS project as well as with the World Values Survey, favored the improvement of data quality and cross-cultural comparability in the fifth wave of EVS.
In the same keynote session, Rory Fitzgerald (ESS ERIC) presented the European Social Survey and the current challenges (and possible solutions) of empirical data collection. Furthermore, the collaboration between EVS and ESS ERIC in the context of the EC funded project “SUSTAIN II” has been presented.
Vera Lomazzi also informed about the upcoming final release of EVS2017 (20 October 2020) and of the EVS-WVS Joint Core Dataset (30.10.2020).