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Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research / AISSR

Results: 1 - 20 of 366
Results: 1 - 20 of 366
  • ACES FMG Research Priority Area selects nine proposals for Research Support
    8 Mar 2021
    Nine affiliates of the ACES Research Priority Area of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) have been selected for a grant for Research Support in 2021.
  • a small male and female figure are sitting on a pair of glasses
    What role do gender stereotypes play during elections?
    5 Mar 2021
    Do classical gender stereotypes affect the way we view politicians and does this affect election results? ‘Not much’, concludes researcher Daphne van der Pas. ‘Once men and women become politically active, then other ...
  • ACES funds three new Interdisciplinary Research Projects
    24 Feb 2021
    ACES devotes a key share of its budget to supporting 2,5 year targeted interdisciplinary research projects. These projects are led by ACES affiliates from at least two faculties and address major societal challenges ...
  • wallpainting with the word 'populism'
    Populism, do we all mean the same thing?
    19 Feb 2021
    The word populism is on everybody's tongue these days, but do we all mean the same thing? What is the difference between left-wing and right-wing populism? Is populism good or bad for democracy? How are the populist ...
  • Eileen Moyer appointed professor of Anthropology of Ecology, Health and Climate Change
    19 Feb 2021
    Dr Eileen Moyer has been appointed professor of Anthropology of Ecology, Health and Climate Change at the Faculty of Social and Behavourial Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Documentary “The Climate Resilient City Explained”
    11 Feb 2021
    On 25 January, the documentary 'The Climate Resilient City Explained' premiered. It shows the results of the City Deal Climate Adaptation's four years of work on the question: how can Dutch cities defend themselves ...
  • Grant for research on Housing, Environmental and Health Inequalities in Amsterdam
    11 Feb 2021
    Wouter van Gent, Willem Boterman, Cody Hochstenbach, Fenne Pinkster (Urban Geographies) and Mendel Giezen (Urban Planning) have been awarded a research grant by Kenniscentrum Ongelijkheid.
  • Project “SamenOpHetFietspad”
    11 Feb 2021
    In 2020 we started the project SamenOpHetFietspad (TogetherWeCycle). This project uses the local contexts of relevant Dutch municipalities and regions where crowdedness on the bike lanes leads to tensions and ...
  • Marie Curie for Gediminas Lesutis and Maria Kaika
    11 Feb 2021
    Dr. Gediminas Lesutis (Fellow) and Prof. Maria Kaika (Supervisor) received a Horizon 2020 Framework Marie Curie Fellowship Grant for the project: "Infrastructured lives: assembling politics and liveable life in ...
  • 'New political parties enter a life or death struggle'
    11 Feb 2021
    When people think of new political parties, they tend to think of successful examples such as Podemos in Spain or the 5-Star Movement in Italy. We often forget that the majority of new parties fail to win a single ...
  • Marie Curie Fellowships for seven UvA researchers
    11 Feb 2021
    Seven talented UvA researchers have been awarded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships by the European Commission. The amount awarded per fellowship ranges from around €175,000 to €280,000 euros per ...
  • ‘The anti-racism movement could put wind in the sails of multicultural parties’
    10 Feb 2021
    During the Dutch elections in March this year, voting behaviour of people with a migration background will be studied for the first time at national level. 'Something is happening', states UvA political scientist ...
  • Research for the Interdisciplinary Research Project 'United in Diversity' presented at a TiGRe webinar
    9 Feb 2021
    ACES researchers working in the Interdisciplinary Research Project ‘United in Diversity’ presented their research on the public acceptance of EU pesticide regulation in a TiGRe webinar.
  • Luiza Bialasiewicz on the geopolitics of vaccines
    8 Feb 2021
    ACES co-director Luiza Bialasiewicz has commented on a number of European news outlets on ‘vaccine geopolitics’.
  • girls holds textballoon above her head
    'Why voting as early as 16 is much better'
    5 Feb 2021
    Last year, political scientist Sarah de Lange, as a member of the Council for Public Administration, advised the Dutch parliament and government to lower the voting age to 16. She explains why it is important to give ...
  • Four Projects Awarded a CUS Seed Grant
    3 Feb 2021
    The Centre for Urban Studies is pleased to announce the projects that have been awarded a Seed Grant. The awarded projects foster inter- or transdisciplinary dialogue, contribute to the CUS’ strategic focus on the ...
  • Three Projects Awarded a CUS Seed Grant XL
    3 Feb 2021
    The Centre for Urban Studies is pleased to announce the projects that have been awarded a 2021 Seed Grant XL. The awarded projects foster inter- or transdisciplinary dialogue, contribute to the CUS’ strategic focus ...
  • Ladder against schoolboard, on which a small cloud is drawn
    Knowledge and expectations of parents contribute to inequality in education
    3 Feb 2021
    Educational inequality: it’s a regular subject of public and political debate. Sociologist Andrea Foster researched how parents’ knowledge of the education system and their expectations play a role in this ...
  • sigrid kaag, leader of D'66 political party
    ‘Not nearly enough women in politics in the Netherlands’
    2 Feb 2021
    When it comes to political representation of women, political scientists Liza Mügge and Zahra Runderkamp give the Netherlands a failing grade. They say the current political process hinders both the entry and ...
  • Considerable public support for joint EU procurement for medicines
    1 Feb 2021
    A team of ACES researchers conclude that, based on a survey in several EU countries, there is broad popular support for European cooperation in the procurement of medicines and medical countermeasures.