News de_DE GESIS Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:06:19 +0100 Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:06:19 +0100 GESIS news-4326 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:20:47 +0100 First DataDay at GESIS in Cologne Researchers meet journalists at the first DataDay at GESIS in Cologne. We offer a varied program for the data journalists: On the one hand, they will get an overview of the data treasures of the Research Data Centers (RDC). On the other hand, they will be able to carry out own analyses after the participating in the workshops. Data analysis will be useful for their journalistic work. 

As the largest European infrastructure for the social sciences, we host various quantitative data within our Research Data Centers (RDC) including a wide range of valid data sets on social and political attitudes and behavior, elections and education.

With the DataDay, GESIS aims to promote the exchange between the social sciences and the general public and wants to communicate its data infrastructure even more effectively to the general public in the future. Together with data journalists, possibilities for cooperation between empirical social science and journalism will be explored.

news-4305 Tue, 08 Jan 2019 10:16:01 +0100 The current issue of the gesis report 6/18 is available The current issue of the gesis report deals with new data releases such as the first pre-release of the European Value Study 2017 or the CSES Integrated Module Dataset of Phase 1 of the CSES series.

We take a look back to past events like the "2nd European Symposium on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science" while having a look at upcoming events.

In the latest issue we will also give you information about news regarding our research as well as our offer.

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news-4299 Wed, 19 Dec 2018 13:01:55 +0100 Latest HSR Issue released: Challenged Elites – Elites as Challengers HSR Vol. 43 (2018) No. 4: Special Issue: Challenged Elites – Elites as Challengers. The Impact of Civil Activism, Populism and the Economic Crisis on Elite Structures, Orientations and Agendas (ed. Heinrich Best, Ursula Hoffmann-Lange, Hans-Dieter Klingemann & Peter Rutland)

This special issue of Historical Social Research explores new territories of elite theory and research by presenting recent and ongoing debates in this field. The themes linking the contributions are the increasingly challenged status of elites under the premises of globalization, what their own contribution is to eliciting these challenges, and what their responses are to them. A special focus is the crucial importance of citizens in today´s democracies and its impact on elite-citizen relations.

news-4233 Tue, 27 Nov 2018 11:18:28 +0100 Study of EU elections 2009 and 2014: Integration and immigration are the most controversial issues The eurozone crisis and the migration crisis have changed policy within the European Union. Zoe Lefkofridi (University of Salzburg) and Alexia Katsanidou (GESIS - Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences) show this in a study of the election data for the European Parliament in 2009 and 2014. Previously, the division of the parties in the European Parliament was quite stable along the left-right spectrum, but since then there has been disagreement on questions of immigration and European policy. 

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news-4170 Thu, 25 Oct 2018 16:08:48 +0200 The current issue of the gesis report 5/18 is available The latest issue presents the new third-party funded project "Wealth and Education", which empirically analyses the effect of parental wealth on children's educational decisions. Two other projects were also successfully completed: OpenMinTeD and da|raSearchNet.

Besides the data from GESIS Panel, you will also find an article on the expansion of the ALLBUS offer to geodata and regional data and the annual accumulation of the Politbarometer 2017. In the reports about the GESIS Summer School and the Methods Seminar, we make a review of our events.

New research results, calls, events and the introduction of the new staff members complete this issue.

news-4113 Fri, 28 Sep 2018 10:45:53 +0200 Latest HSR Special Issue The latest HSR Special Issue on "Economists, Politics, and Society. New Insights from Mapping Economic Practices Using Field-Analysis." has been published. The global economic crisis of 2008 has sometimes contributed to an increasing interest in economists and economic knowledge and their influence on politics, economy and society. This Special Issue brings together research findings that contribute to an understanding of the relationship between economics, politics and society. The articles approach this relationship from a perspective inspired by Pierre Bourdieu's methodological work. Quantitative and qualitative-interpretative methods are used.  

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news-4074 Thu, 13 Sep 2018 16:02:39 +0200 Jutta Dalhoff in an interview with Deutschlandfunk The proportion of women studying increases, but only a few are pursuing careers at the university. Jutta Dalhoff, head of the Centre of Excellence Women and Science (CEWS), talks about possible reasons in an interview with Stephanie Gebert on the pages of Deutschlandfunk "Campus & Career".

According to the Federal Statistical Office, 30 percent of 30- to 34-year-old women have a university degree. Nevertheless, only a few of them pursue a further career in the academic world. In Germany, only every fifth professorship is held by a woman.

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news-4072 Thu, 13 Sep 2018 13:44:50 +0200 Construction approval for the new GESIS building: GESIS and the School of Social Sciences of the University of Mannheim on one campus The Ministry of Finance of the State of Baden-Württemberg has granted building permission for the new GESIS building on the campus of the University of Mannheim. Construction will start at the end of 2018 and the new building will be completed at the turn of the year 2020/21. In addition to offices and meeting rooms, conference and library areas will also be created on the approximately 4,000 square meters of floor space.

The new building will form the second construction phase of the research and teaching building of the university in square B6, which has been completed in 2017. The new building will make GESIS and the School of Social Sciences direct neighbors. Science Minister Theresia Bauer emphasizes that this spatial merging will result in a "social science lighthouse project" which will expand Mannheim's leading position in the field. Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek said: "I am delighted that GESIS and the University of Mannheim will soon continue their excellent cooperation on a joint campus. This is a great benefit for the social sciences - we need them more than ever in order to better understand socio-political developments and interrelationships".

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