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Narrating peoplehood in Germany
In a timely research paper, Johanna Hase, Research Fellow of the International Citizenship Law research group, takes a look at some of the competing narratives surrounding nationhood and belonging in Germany.
Short-term financial difficulties prevent poor people in Germany from voting and participating in politics. Such are the findings of a study by Max Schaub, published in American Political Science Review.
New Study on COVID-19
People in low and middle income countries are more willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine than people in richer countries, a new study reveals. The finding suggests that prioritising vaccine distribution to these countries should yield high returns in expanding global immunization coverage.
The study brought together researchers from more than 30 institutions. It was led by the WZB, the International Growth Centre (IGC), Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and Yale University.
According to a new study, various strategies can be used to noticeably increase the willingness to be vaccinated, especially among the undecided. Researchers from the WZB and Humboldt University have specifically examined three instruments for their effect: the return of freedoms for vaccinated persons, financial incentives and vaccinations at family doctors.
Heike Solga has been elected as chairperson of the European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR). Solga will preside over a Board elected by leading European research institutes and university departments.
Yasemin Soysal has been appointed as a research professor for the Global Sociology unit at WZB. Her research focuses on the nation-state and citizenship, taking a close look at their historical development and current reconfiguration.
Soysal is simultaneously appointed professor of sociology at the Freie Universität Berlin and as principal investigator at the SCRIPTS Cluster of Excellence.
The WZB Talks series showcases the cutting edge questions researchers at the WZB are working on. Which new insights has WZB research to offer and where is more work needed? Browse our selection of recorded events.
Inequality in Europe
Working nine-to-five is no longer the norm for many employees in our globalized economy. A new study by Pablo Gracia (Trinity College Dublin), Wen-Jui Han (New York University), and Jianghong Li (WZB) shows how the prevalence of nonstandard work schedules differs across European states. It also shows how the degree to which educational inequalities are implicated varies across policy contexts.
The Immigration Policies in Comparison (IMPIC) dataset has received an Honorable Mention for the 2021 Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Dataset Award of the American Political Science Association's section for Comparative Politics. The dataset allows for a comparison of immigration policies in most OECD countries for the time period 1980-2010.
Democracy in India
In „To Kill a Democracy”, WZB researcher John Keane and journalist Debasish Roy Chowdhury offer a sobering diagnosis: India is heading towards despotism. They show how injustice threatens to destroy the democratic way of life.
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