4th International ESS Conference

Turbulent times in Europe:
Instability, insecurity and inequality

15-17 April 2019

University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

The call for papers has now closed

The conference committee invited leading researchers in their field to submit abstracts for paper presentations showcasing their current research using ESS data. Sessions will focus on the topics of democracy and political participation, social inequality and stratification, climate change, immigration and methodological aspects of the ESS. Papers were also invited on health and subjective well-being, anti-immigrant sentiments, human values, justice and other topics for which ESS data is relevant.

The complete list of sessions:

A. Democracy and Political Participation

A1. Opinion, policies and policymaking. The reciprocal relationship between the public and policy outcomes since 2002
A2. Electoral participation in a turbulent era
A3. Unequal political participation in Europe
A4. Studying electoral behavior using the ESS
A5. Democratic values in comparative context
A6. Political participation in an era of instability, insecurity and inequality

B. Social Inequality and Stratification

B1. Links between intergenerational social mobility and individuals’ attitudes and behaviours
B2. Attitudinal consequences of social inequalities in Europe
B3. Working in more flexible labor markets
B4. Gender norms and cultural factors in the division of labor among couples and work-life conflict
B5. How to measure the changes in European attitudes towards lesbians and gays?
B6. Monitoring patterns of social mobility in the changing social and economic environment

C. Climate Change

C1. Public attitudes towards climate change
C2. Public perceptions of climate change and energy security
C3. Public attitudes towards welfare, climate change and energy in Europe and Russia
C4. Climate change views and actions in comparative context

D. Immigration

D1. ESS: Immigrants in European Societies
D2. Perspectives on Muslim integration during turbulant times in Europe
D3. Integration and discrimination: the migrants’ perspective
D4. Ethnic and cultural diversity and integration
D5. Attitudes towards foreigners in Europe

E. Welfare State

E1. Welfare state legitimacy in times of crisis and austerity: between continuity and change
E2. Welfare solidarity during turbulent times: Eastern vs. Western Europe
E3. Welfare attitudes and their political implications in a changing world

F. Methods

F1. Bridging ESS and EVS to study social attitudes, norms and values in a troubled Europe
F2. Generating new insights from the ESS probability based on-line web panel
F3. Using survey data to measure country level characteristics
F4. Re-examining political efficacy: Measurement and comparative research using the ESS

G. Other

G1. Brexit and European identity
G2. 2020 Vision


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