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  • Asylum theory for a non-ideal world

    What duties do states have towards refugees? What is the basis of such duties? And what kind of global regime is best able to protect refugees without unfairly burdening states?

  • BEAUTY: the social shaping of beauty standards in six European countries

    Funded by an ERC Starting Grant, this project aims to study how beauty standards - perceptions of physical beauty in women and men - are socially shaped.

  • Becoming Men: Performing responsible masculinities in contemporary urban Africa

    This anthropological study examines the reconfiguration of masculinities in urban Africa over the last 30 years. Focusing on how practices and discourses of empowerment and equality shape male subjectivities, this study builds upon a significant ...

  • Between collectivization and enclosure: examining the uneven provision of clean water, waste disposal and public space in rapidly growing cities

    Why do residents in rapidly growing cities succeed or fail to secure amenities required for their health, dignity, and comfort?

  • Between institutions and social mechanisms: education and inequality in comparative perspective

    Herman van de Werfhorst's NWO Vici project studies the relation between three dimensions of a society’s educational institutional structure (tracking, standardization of examinations/tests, and the vocational specificity) and educational outcomes ...

  • Confronting Obesity: Co-creating policy with youth

    Confronting Obesity: Co-creating policy with youth (CO-CREATE) will work with adolescents to create, inform and disseminate policies to tackle obesity among their peers.

  • Critical Life Events and the Dynamics of Inequality: Risk, Vulnerability, and Cumulative Disadvantage

    This project studies the impact of two critical life events – job loss and union dissolution – on the life trajectories of adults and their children.

  • De beloften van nabijheid: een kwalitatief onderzoek naar decentralisatie van arbeidsre-integratie, jeugdzorg en langdurige zorg

    Met ingang van 2015 krijgt een grote decentralisatieoperatie haar beslag, waarbij gemeenten eerstverantwoordelijke bestuurslaag worden in het ‘sociale domein’, te weten de (arbeids)participatie, langdurige (extramurale) zorg en jeugdzorg. Dit ...

  • De Toekomst van het Vakmanschap

    Vakmanschap heeft verschillende betekenissen. Voor de een betreft vakmanschap het ontwikkelen van goed opgeleide mensen die flexibel zijn, beschikken over ‘21st century skills’ en een bijdrage kunnen leveren aan een ‘lerende economie’. Voor de ...

  • EnGendering Europe’s Muslim Question

    EnGendering Europe’s Muslim Question seeks conceptualize, empirically ground, and consolidate a new way of thinking about Muslims and Islam in Western Europe.

  • Groups and Violence: A Micro-sociological Research Programme

    The Group Violence research programme aims to understand how group behaviour affects the likelihood and severity ofviolence in public space.

  • Heteronormativity from within: negotiating norms and pleasure during heterosexual sex encounters

    Research on heterosex is usually conducted via self-report surveys of sexual behaviours. However, research shows that survey results are often biased, reflecting social norms that do not necessarily correspond to everyday sexual conduct.

  • Hiring On Taste: Revealing the Hidden Power of Cultural Capital within Occupational Recruitment Procedures

    This project examines the role of cultural capital within hiring processes.

  • In search of what works: A utilization-focused evaluation research of the Kinderfaculteit in Pendrecht, Rotterdam

    This research aims to map the effects and functioning of the Kinderfaculteit (The Children’s Faculty). The Kinderfaculteit is a program established by Vitaal Pendrecht, a resident’s association in Pendrecht, a disadvantaged neighbourhood in ...

  • Income inequality in professional and vocational occupations

    This project investigates the link between occupational closure and income inequality in Norway, and examines how this connects with social inequality. In doing so, it addresses one of the core concerns of VAM, being the economic and social ...

  • Inequality, Early Adult Life Courses and Economic Outcomes at Mid-life In Comparative Context (EQUALLIVES)

    This innovative project adopts a holistic approach to understanding the dynamics of inequality across the life-course.

  • InGRID-2: Integrating Research Infrastructure For European Expertise on Inclusive Growth from Data To policy

    The objectives of the InGRID-2 project are to advance the integration and innovation of distributed social sciences research infrastructures (RI) on ‘povety, living conditions and social policies’ as well as ‘working conditions, vulnerability and ...

  • Intergenerational Reproduction and Solidarity in an Era of Family Complexity

    One of the important consequences of the Second Demographic Transition has been the increasing complexity of families. The aim of Matthijs Kalmijn's project is to study how rising family complexity has affected two fundamental aspects of ...

  • Migration as Development

    How do processes of development and social transformation shape human migration? More specifically, how does development affect the geographical orientation, timing, composition and volume of both internal and international migration?

  • Opinion Dynamics and Cultural Conflict in European Spaces (ODYCCEUS)

    This H2020 project brings together scholars from the exact sciences, social sciences, and humanities to develop theories, models, and methods to better understand political and cultural conflict.

  • R-LINK: Redressing Long-term societal challenges through space for Incremental urban development, small-scale and bottom-up initiatives to produce New Knowledge for vital and inclusive urban regions

    Small-scale and bottom-up initiatives, and incremental urban development dominate various political agendas.

  • Safeguarding long-term stakeholdership in Smart Cities

    Since the 90s, notions of society have become intertwined with expectations of the possibilities of the internet. All over the world, companies, government institutions, and citizens work on realizing so-called Smart Cities.

  • Sarphati CoHort studie

    In het instituut werken overheid, wetenschap en bedrijfsleven samen om welvaartsziekten als overgewicht, diabetes en hart- en vaatziekten aan te pakken. Zij werken aan oplossingen op het terrein van preventie en zorg en verbinden onderzoek, ...

  • SYRMAGINE – Syrian Imaginations of Europe

    Refugees’ attempts to flee to a certain country are usually preceded by imaginations about possible destination countries. These imaginations not only contribute to refugees’ decisions where to seek asylum but also have an effect on how refugees ...

  • The Democratic Challenge: Shifting Responsibility and Electoral Volatility

    Over the past two decades, Western societies have witnessed two major transformations that have significant consequences for the role of parties in representative democracies. The first is the substantial diminishment of the role of national ...

  • The Extreme Right and the City: In-habiting Ultra-Nationalism in Athens and Its Periphery

    This project seeks to analyse how Golden Dawn establishes political strongholds through local community organising and thereby radicalises urban neighbourhoods.

  • Yoga, Bingo and Prayer in Urban Renewal Areas

    An ethnographic research in the regenerating areas of Amsterdam-north.