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13 May 2019
WVS Summer Course at the University of Almeria
Summer course on Security in the Mediterranean is organized by WVS-Spain and Universidad de Almería. The course is based on the WVS survey findings in Southern Europe and Northern Africa constituting the Mediterranean region and will feature lectures by Pilar Rodriguez, Christian Haerpfer, Juan Diez-Nicolas, Rafael Calduch, Antonio Marquina, Chokri El Fidha, Magued Osman, Carmelo Jesús Aguilera Galindo, Alexandra Ainz Galende, Vicente Garrido, Antonio Jesús Segura Sánchez.
07 May 2019
WVSA Round Table: Democracy and Democratic Values
At the forthcoming WAPOR conference in Toronto, Canada the World Values Survey Association is organizing a round table on "Democracy and Democratic Values: Dynamics, Measurement, Forecasting". Round table will be moderated by the WVSA President Christian Haerpfer, WAPOR President Marita Carballo, Alejandro Moreno Álvarez with Ronald Inglehart, Pippa Norris, Christian Welzel, Sir Robert Worcester, Marta Lagos and Henrique Carlos de Castro being invited as speakers.
07 May 2019
WVS featured panels at WAPOR-2019 conference
Following the conference theme, the panel focuses on a variety of issues dealing with the popular support for democracy and preference for the alternative forms of governance; origins and factors of the aspirations for democracy; confidence in political institutions and political participation and their contribution to the democratic support; validity and reliability of the existing measures of democratic support; population surveys vs expert evaluations of the quality of democracy and the type of regime; over-time trends in the popular support for democracy and their interpretations.
06 May 2019
AVAILABLE NOW: a new book by Ronald Inglehart "Cultural Evolution"
A new book by Ronald Inglehart "Cultural Evolution: People's Motivations are Changing, and Reshaping the World" (2018). The book presents the evolutionary modernization theory, a new interpretation of what drives political and social change. It tests the implications of this theory against survey data from over 100 countries, surveyed from 1981 to 2014. The book presents the findings in discussions based on graphs rather than using equations and statistical tables.
Click on this link to learn more: www.cambridge.org/9781108489317
05 Apr 2019
CALL FOR TENDERS: WORLD VALUES SURVEY WAVE 7 - deadline extended to May 25
The World Values Survey Association Secretariat in cooperation with the University of Southampton (TrustGov research project) invites survey companies and research institutions to submit tender proposals to conduct WVS-7 survey in Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Vietnam, the Philippines, Algeria, Bahrain, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan. Submit your expressions of interest in English to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission deadline is May 10, 2019.
05 Apr 2019
Cultural Backlash: Trump, Brexit, and Authoritarian Populism - a New Book by Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart
Authoritarian populist parties have advanced in many countries, and entered government in states as diverse as Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, and Switzerland. Even small parties can still shift the policy agenda, as demonstrated by UKIP's role in catalyzing Brexit. Drawing on new evidence, this book advances a general theory why the silent revolution in values triggered a backlash fuelling support for authoritarian-populist parties and leaders in the US and Europe. The conclusion highlights the dangers of this development and what could be done to mitigate the risks to liberal democracy.
08 Mar 2019
WVS-Australia team presents wave 7 findings and methodology at the 6th Biennial ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference in Sydney
WVS-Australia team (Jill Sheppard and Ian McAllister from the ANU school of Politics and International Relations, Anna Lethborg and Benjamin Phillips from the Social Research Center) presented wave 7 findings and methodology at the 6th Biennial ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference in Sydney on December 12-14, 2018.
08 Mar 2019
WVSA participates in the Ulaanbaatar Democracy Forum on promoting and measuring SDG 16
On February 26-28, the World Values Survey Association participated in the Ulaanbaatar Democracy Forum 2019. The UBDF 2019 took place under the theme “Promoting Peace, Human Rights and Democracy through Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16+ - Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies in Asia and beyond”. WVSA contributed to the discussion on monitoring the progress towards SDG16.
19 Feb 2019
A new coding tool presented at the workshop organized by SERISS with the participation of the WVSA
On February 14-15, 2019 the World Values Survey Association Secretariat contributed to the training workshop on coding, scales and classification for socioeconomic variables in cross-national surveys organized by the Synergies for Europe’s Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences (SERISS) research project. The workshop featured presentation of the new online tool for the swift and precise identification of the respondent’s level of education and field of education, employment status, occupation and industry.
05 Feb 2019
FIRST DATA AVAILABLE: Pre-release of the EVS-WVS 2017 data
The first group of countries from the joint EVS-WVS data collection effort in Europe is available online now in public access. An aggregated file comprising national data for 16 countries: Armenia, Bulgaria, Germany, Georgia, Iceland, Croatia, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, and Belarus can be accessed via GESIS data archive.
13 Jan 2019
Public Release: Dataset “WVS Wave 1 to 6 Key Aggregates” (time-pooled cross section)
The World Values Survey Association is happy to release the Dataset “WVS Wave 1 to 6 Key Aggregates” (time-pooled cross section). The data-file is a collection of aggregated measures and indexes developed by the WVSA Vice-President Professor Christian Welzel. Values are calculated for all countries included into the WVS wave 1 to 6. All values are calculated at national level (country means and country aggregates).
09 Jan 2019
Economist Intelligence Unit Democracy Index Report 2018 released this week
Economist Intelligence Unit releases Democracy Index Report 2018. The EIU Democracy Index provides a snapshot of the state of world democracy for 165 independent states and two territories. WVSA is proud to have WVS public opinion poll data-base to be named as the main source of the empirical evidence for the report.
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Vienna - Austria
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Institute for Future Studies
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