This project examines the role of the civil society in Berlin in helping immigrants and asylum seekers following the 2015 Refugee and Immigration Crisis in Europe. Principal Investigators: Dr. Constanza Sanhueza Petrarca and Prof. Wendy Pearlman, PhD (Northwestern University). Funded by the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions.
The main goal of this project is to develop and test a process model of attitude formation and attitude change as well as to investigate whether democracy critique and immigration critique share common sources. Project co-director: Heiko Giebler. Funded by the WZB Berlin Social Science Center.
Link to project website: DIR
This project examines Swedish citizens support for integration policies, and the potential influence of local level factors on pro/anti-immigrant sentiments. Principal Investigators: Dr Constanza Sanhueza Petrarca and Maria Tyrber. Funded by the SOM Institute, University of Gothenburg.
The project DominoES is a multidisciplinary effort (PIK and GESIS) to tackle the implications of ice melting in the climate and social system. Together with Christina Eder (GESIS), we work on the societal implications of climate tipping points, looking at public opinion, technology and policy making as main tipping elements. The mapping out of changes in opinion and policy and potential social tipping elements in response to climate change will benefit from diverse methods of data gathering and state-of-the-art data analysis. One element common between SoliKris and DominoES is the use of GESIS Panel as a source of data collected specifically for the project. The consideration of domino effects of tipping points between climate and social systems is very innovative and entering previously uncharted territory. The project lead is at PIK, where natural scientists work on data on actual climate change: Prof. Ricarda Winkelmann, Jonathan Donges and Jobst Heitzig. This project is funded by the Leibniz Association.
Link to project website: DominoES
The project aims at analyzing the view of people on how they define democracy (ought) and how they judge about the democracy the live in (is). The first wave developed empirical concepts of democracy and tried out to find out about the legitimacy of political orders. The second wave will measure core concepts of the first wave and in extension neo-populist aspects of democracy. The team will develop the questionnaire. Fieldwork for round 10 of the ESS is the year 2020. Member of the research team: Bernhard Weßels. 2020 granted (first time granted 2010).
Link to project website: ESS Democracy
Funded by the German National Science Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) and carried out in close cooperation with the DGfW, the project comprises a major long-term effort in social science data collection in Germany. The GLES examines the German federal elections since 2009. It is funded by the long-term funding scheme of the German Science Foundation for the years 2009 to 2019. From the elections after 2017, institutionalized funding is guaranteed at GESIS. The project is carried out in cooperation of the Universities of Frankfurt, Mannheim, the WZB Berlin Social Science Research Center and GESIS, Mannheim. Project co-director: Bernhard Weßels. Funded by the German Research foundation 2009-2019.
Link to project website: GLES
The Manifesto Project provides the scientific community with parties’ policy positions derived from a content analysis of parties’ electoral manifestos. It covers over 1000 parties from 1945 until today in over 50 countries on five continents. The DFG-funded MARPOR project continues the work of the Manifesto Research Group (MRG) and the Comparative Manifestos Project (CMP). Besides providing an research infrastructure, MARPOR analyses the role of parties in different stages of the representational process with special focus on parliamentary input and the translation into policy output. Project director: Bernhard Weßels. Funded by the German Research Foundation 2009-2019.
Link to project website: MARPOR