Die quantitative Bestimmung kultureller Unterschiedlichkeit in Europa. Vorschlag für einen Index kultureller Ähnlichkeit

English title: The quantitative determination of cultural diversity in Europe. Proposal for an index of cultural similarity

Author(s): Jochen Roose -

Language: German

Type: Journal article

Year: 2012


In transnationalization and Europeanization research, it has been asked for some time how more intensive and less intensive connections between countries can be explained. One possible explanatory factor is cultural similarity. The sociological discourse on social integration suggests appropriate arguments. However, a measurement of cultural similarity and thus the empirical examination of the argument usually remains missing, in individual cases replacement measurements (similarity of the language families, geographical distance) were suggested. Here an index of cultural similarity is developed as a quantitative macro-picture of the cultural similarity of countries. The index is based on the Wilks' Lambda of discriminant analyzes in a country-by-country comparison on the questionnaire of Shalom Schwartz's questionnaires as implemented in the Europan Social Survey.

Volume: 64

Issue: 2

From page no: 361

To page no: 376

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1007/S11577-012-0170-9

Journal: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie