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Seminar: Albert Ali Salah – Mobile phone data analysis for migrant mobility

Large scale mobile phone data analysis for refugee and migrant mobility Link to online seminar, see below.   Abstract: Big data sources provide new ways of observing large scale human mobility. Social media traces, mobile phone records, application logs all include digital breadcrumbs people leave behind, and it is possible to collect and process these…

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Seminar: Flavia Fossati – Deservingness of welfare support during COVID

Deservingness perceptions during times of crisis: evidence from survey experiments in Switzerland Link to online seminar, see below.   Abstract: Who should get welfare state support, when, and why, are pivotal questions in public opinion research. As a large body of literature shows, citizens are hardly ever willing to grant support to others completely unconditionally….

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Seminar: Rezarta Bilali – Countering extremism in West Africa

Title of the talk: Harnessing the power of stories to promote peace. Evidence from a randomized controlled trial of a narrative intervention to counter violent extremism in West Africa.   Abstract: Stories are a fundamental way through which we understand the world. They provide scripts that help people make sense of ongoing realities and imagine…

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Seminar: Michal Bilewicz – Hate speech

  Hate speech or the speech of contempt? The emotional and normative mechanisms in online derogatory language. Link to online seminar, see below.   Abstract: The effects of hate speech on racism, intergroup violence or political radicalization have been a primary focus of social psychological theorizing for decades (Allport, 1954). The recent development of electronic…

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Seminar: Louis Volante – Immigrant Student Academic Resilience

Immigrant Student Academic Resilience: Implications for Policy and Practice Stemming from PISA Results   Abstract: International achievement measures such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) have consistently reported an achievement gap between non-immigrant and immigrant student groups – a result that is often referred to as the immigrant student performance disadvantage. This presentation…

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New Ercomer research on compliance with Corona rules

Nederlands bericht zie beneden   Worried about coronavirus? Tell each other about it! – Social networks can promote compliance with coronavirus measures Birthdays, garden parties, drinks: most corona infections currently take place in the private sphere. Yet our social networks can also help to prevent further spread of the virus. This summer, Ercomer researchers conducted…

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Seminar: Gina Gustavsson – National Identity and Trust

‘Does national identity boost trust? Exploring the links from national attachment, pride, and chauvinism to general, political, and inter-group trust’.   Abstract: The national identity argument holds that a common national identity promotes trust and solidarity between citizens, and that it may therefore provide a common in-group identity that furthers cooperation between groups that are…

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Seminar Matthijs Rooduijn – Populist Parties as Mobilizers of Discontent

Tainted by Office? Populist Parties as Mobilizers of Discontent   Populist parties are often conceived of as ‘mobilizers of discontent’. They either attract voters who are dissatisfied with the political status-quo, or they fuel distrust among those who already support them. In this paper, we argue and demonstrate that populist parties cease to be mobilizers…

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Seminar: Barbara Oomen – Cities of Refuge

Cities of Refuge In the wake of 2015, local authorities have increasingly claimed and been granted a key role in the management of migration. There are ‘fearless cities’ and ‘solidarity cities’ take a proactive stance on the inclusion of migrants, but also ‘cities that refuse’ to welcome and integrate refugees. In this seminar, Barbara Oomen…

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