English title: The Across Nations Project and the European Social Survey (Guest Editor's Introduction)

Author(s): Kazimierz M. Slomczynski -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2009


This introduction refers to the Across Nations project and describes its evolution in the Cross-National Studies: Interdisciplinary Research and Training Program (CONSIRT). In this context all of the authors contributing articles to this issue of the International Journal of Sociology performed their work. CONSIRT uses the European Social Survey for research and training purposes, and all of the studies presented here are based on data from this survey. The articles ask the following questions: What are the determinants of trust in democratic institutions? How is trust among religious minorities affected by the size of the religious majority? Does trust influence political participation? To what extent does fear of crime depend on crime rates and the experience of victimization? And what mechanisms determine the level of women’s involvement in housework? The first three articles deal with trust, the fourth with fear, and the fifth with the issue of micro-inequality. This introduction situates the five articles within the larger project.

Volume: 39

Issue: 1

From page no: 3

To page no: 7

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.2753/IJS0020-7659390100

Journal: International Journal of Sociology

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