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
On December 17th at 10 (CET), the Romanian Group for the Study of Social Values organizes a webinar that brings together scholars from the community studying social values, and contributes to the understanding of the challenges brought by the pandemic to our societies.
Three academic presentations are proposed:
Edurne Bartolome Peral1, Lluís Coromina Soler2, Hermann Dülmer3, Values under pressure,
a study on value change during the Covid-19 crisis in Spain
Tatiana Karabchuk4, Implication of the Cultural Evolution Theory to Explain Social Behaviour
Malina Voicu5 & Simona Maria Stănescu5, Mortality in times of COVID crisis. Are democracies
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 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)
How have Italians changed from the 1980s to today? How have Italians’ attitudes towards society, politics, work, family, religion, the European Union, science, the environment changed? Organized in fifteen short chapters dedicated to individual themes of great cultural, social and political relevance, the book presents the unpublished results of a major survey on the values of Europeans and Italians. Thanks to the comparison with similar data from previous research, the authors can conduct an in-depth analysis of the opinions and attitudes of Italians over the last forty years and measure the underlying trends of public opinion and our society over time.
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 the Erasmus+ KA2 project European Values in Education (EVALUE), teaching materials for secondary schools are developed which are based on EVS data. The goal of these materials is values education: values clarification and values communication. Students will get a more clear idea how to position oneself within a diversity of opinions and learn which explanations there might be for own standpoints but also for the viewpoints of others.
In EVS good data quality is a priority aim. In EVS 2017, four main goals are at the core of the survey project management:
Transparency for all partners involved in the survey (EVS planning groups, countries, users) and a good documentation of all internal processes of data processing and documentation so that the same standards and recommendations apply not only to the first countries in the field but also to the last,
Implementation of review rounds to make sure that only data and documents approved by the EVS teams and the EVS countries are published,
Provision of a comprehensive documentation of the published data (guidelines, master/field questionnaires, method/variable/ harmonization reports, country-specific notes), which not only helps the users to explore the data but also shows how the recommendations and standards have been implemented to allow an assessment of the data quality.
Provision of the data as soon as possible via pre-releases. Even though the goal is to provide high data quality and good documentation already for the pre-release, this allows us to incorporate the researchers as reviewers and to improve the data step by step for the full release.