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Results: 1 - 50 of 302
Results: 1 - 50 of 302
  • 7 Jul 2020
    Online Lecture Series: Decolonising Europe

    ACES launches a new online lecture series: Decolonising Europe in International Politics. Starting 17 June 2020, four weekly panel sessions and one book presentation will be organised on Wednesday afternoons. During ...

  • 1 Jul 2020
    How The Hague became ‘Beat City no. 1’

    What made The Hague into a place that could produce such worldwide hits as Venus and Radar Love? According to social geographers Robert Kloosterman and Amanda Brandellero, it was a combination of influences from the ...

  • 30 Jun 2020
    ACES provides Corona support for three postdocs

    ACES has made available financial support for three of its affiliated postdocs whose research has been seriously hampered by the Covid-19 pandemic. This support will enable the postdocs to finish their research ...

  • 26 Jun 2020
    Collection of COVID-19 research from ACES

    As COVID-19 is spreading across the European continent, new perspectives and research on the European response become available. ACES will update this article with recent research publications and media appearances ...

  • 26 Jun 2020
    Transforming Dutch youth care. Learning from Utrecht

    Since 2015, Dutch municipalities are responsible for all youth care. Most Dutch municipalities have made limited progress in achieving the main goals of the reform while also struggling with endemic budget deficits. ...

  • 24 Jun 2020
    Institutional racism and academia

    The killing of George Floyd has prompted renewed focus on institutional racism around the world, including in the Netherlands. However, not everybody agrees on what institutional racism is, how it operates and how we ...

  • 23 Jun 2020
    Poppi: Telling the complete and unbiased story of drugs

    The ChemicalYouth project is a proud supporter of Poppi, an Amsterdam based museum that aims provides the public with the complete and unbiased story of drugs in a creative and novel way.

  • 22 Jun 2020
    Home and Belonging in the City in times of COVID-19

    Urban Geographer and CUS-member Fenne Pinkster has initiated a collaborative research project with OIS Amsterdam, the city’s Research, Information and Statistics department, to study how Amsterdammers have ...

  • 22 Jun 2020
    Is the EU ready for true subsidiarity?

    For anyone who cares about the European project, the fresh push by key EU member governments to establish a recovery fund is most welcome news, argue Roel Beetsma and George Koptis in VoxEU.

  • 16 Jun 2020
    How is protest heard?

    Protest is an important means of making yourself heard as a citizen, and sometimes even the last resort. We see this with the protests in the US and in Hong Kong, but also closer to home. But how is protest heard? ...

  • 8 Jun 2020
    Digital infrastructure for research into all 17 million inhabitants of the Netherlands

    An interdisciplinary consortium of the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University and Statistics Netherlands (CBS), receives €1 million to build an open digital infrastructure for safe network analysis of all ...

  • 4 Jun 2020
    ACES and SPUI25 organised Virtual Visions of Europe Lecture Series on EU's response to corona

    ACES and SPUI25 have joined forces to organise a series of five roundtables: a Virtual Visions of Europe series on Pandemic Politics and Corona Crisis Response. In each roundtable ACES experts and external guests ...

  • 4 Jun 2020
    What explains violence in elections?

    Last year, more than one hundred people died during the general elections in Nigeria. When and why do we see such violence? How can we understand why politicians sometimes engage in violence themselves, while in ...

  • 2 Jun 2020
    Using data from ODISSEI for your research

    ODISSEI (Open Data Infrastructure for Social Science and Economic Innovations) is the national research infrastructure for the social sciences in the Netherlands. ODISSEI brings together researchers with the ...

  • 27 May 2020
    New book: Het recht van de snelste

    Marco te Brömmelstroet is Professor of Urban Mobility Futures. He recently published the book ‘Het recht van de snelste’ together with journalist Thalia Verkade.

  • 19 May 2020
    What can we learn from street experiments?

    For a long time the car appeared to be the dominant force in urban streets but, increasingly, we are seeing experiments which aim to design streets as places for people. Especially now that our use of public spaces ...

  • 18 May 2020
    SSM and the SRB accountability at European level: room for improvements?

    At the request by the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, Jonathan Zeitlin and Felipe Brito Bastos have published a Briefing Paper on accountability in the European Banking Union.

  • 18 May 2020
    New research opens the black box of corporate tax avoidance

    Corporate tax avoidance by multinational corporations is not too different from alchemy. The latter claims to transform metals into gold. The former aims to transform operating profits made in one country—say, by ...

  • 15 May 2020
    Closing schools increases educational inequality

    When the schools in the Netherlands closed on 16 March, children had to learn at home and parents took up a key responsibility to assist them. Preliminary research by the University of Amsterdam suggests that this ...

  • 7 May 2020
    Call for abstracts for a special issue on ‘Governing “European values” inside data flows’

    The ACES Governing Europe theme group and the Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam and the research project “The Governance of Big Data in Trade Agreements” at the University of Lucerne invite ...

  • 6 May 2020
    Minne Fekkes, professor by special appointment of Social Skills and Resilience

    Dr M. Fekkes (1971) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Social Skills and Resilience at the University of Amsterdam's Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The chair was established on behalf ...

  • 30 Apr 2020
    Prof. Maria Kaika new director Centre for Urban Studies

    Professor Maria Kaika has been selected to lead the Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) as the CUS Director for the coming five-year period, 2020-2025.  Kaika will be taking over from prof. Luca Bertolini.

  • 16 Apr 2020
    PhD Positions for Highly Qualified Graduates

    The Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology ICS offers fully funded PhD positions for a variety of projects. The PhD students will be appointed for a four-year period, with a formal ...

  • 16 Apr 2020
    Anthropologists about Life after Corona

    Anthropologists Danny de Vries, Jeanette Pols and Willy Sier have received funding for new research and data collection during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 9 Apr 2020
    EU-funded researchers concerned how coronavirus will impact refugees

    Concern for the well-being of refugees is growing. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) sounded the alarm over conditions in crowded reception centres on five Greek islands. Is the EU doing enough to ...

  • 8 Apr 2020
    Mapping the effects of homeschooling on social inequality in educational outcomes

    UvA sociologist Thijs Bol is going to map the short- and long-term effects of homeschooling during the coronacrisis on social inequality in educational outcomes. This project is co-financed by ODISSEI in the extra ...

  • 2 Apr 2020
    All at home: the impact of Covid-19 policies and media coverage on families with very young children

    Before the Covid-19 pandemic a team of UvA sociologists launched a research project to study the daily lives of Amsterdam families with very young children. During this pandemic the project continues, now also ...

  • 31 Mar 2020
    In Memoriam Johan Goudsblom (1932-2020) 

    On March 17 of this year, Johan (Joop for friends) Goudsblom died at the age of 87 in his hometown Amsterdam. From 1968 until his retirement in 1997 he was a professor of sociology at the University of Amsterdam. ...

  • 31 Mar 2020
    Ward Berenschot, professor by special appointment of Comparative Political Anthropology of South and Southeast Asia

    Dr Ward Berenschot (1977) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Comparative Political Anthropology of South and Southeast Asia at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of ...

  • 30 Mar 2020
    What epidemics can teach us about burial places

    Having seen the shocking images of the coffins piled up in Italy on the internet, we need to ask ourselves whether we and the rest of the world are prepared for the considerable impact of the coronavirus epidemic. ...

  • 27 Mar 2020
    EU solidarity in fighting COVID-19

    A survey conducted before the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis, shows Dutch citizens are prepared to give the EU a more central role in fighting an epidemic. An interdisciplinary research team from ACES conducted ...

  • 26 Mar 2020
    In Memoriam Johan Goudsblom

    Op 17 maart j.l. overleed Johan (‘Joop’) Goudsblom op 87-jarige leeftijd in zijn woonplaats Amsterdam. Van 1968 tot zijn emeritaat in 1997 was hij hoogleraar sociologie aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam.

  • 26 Mar 2020
    Dutch citizens support European solidarity in fighting epidemic

    Dutch citizens are prepared to give the European Union a more central role when it comes to fighting an epidemic. This is the result of a survey conducted before the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis by an ...

  • 25 Mar 2020
    Future-Proof Cities

    Cities are facing major challenges when it comes to the housing stock, the energy transition, urban quality of life and well-being, the circular economy and climate adaptation.

  • 23 Mar 2020
    Het Nederlandse SARS-CoV-2 beleid: leer van landen met SARS 2003 ervaring en 'ken je volk'

    Dr. Marloes van Houten werkt bij Politieke Sociologie en houdt zich als senior onderzoeker bezig met het onderwerp jongeren en gezondheidsbeleid. Ze woonde in Hong Kong van 2012-2017 en in Italië in 2017. Samen met ...

  • 12 Mar 2020
    New Faces of Science: twelve new researchers will blog about their lives in science

    Twelve new researchers will blog about their lives in science, amongst them social geographer Afra Foli.

  • 10 Mar 2020
    Stigma in the Bijlmer: The best-known neighbourhood in The Netherlands

    Researchers Fenne Pinkster, Marijn Ferier and Myrte Hoekstra conducted a study into resident experiences the Bijlmer stigma. The Bijlmer is a deprived neighborhood, developed in the 60s-70s in the southeast of ...

  • 4 Mar 2020
    Tracking the rise of Euroscepticism and support for the far-right

    Support for Eurosceptic and far-right political parties continues to rise across Europe, according to a new version of the PopuList, which was launched on 3 March. The PopuList is an international collaboration, led ...

  • 3 Mar 2020
    Tracking the rise of Euroscepticism and support for the far-right

    Support for Eurosceptic and far-right political parties continues to rise across Europe, according to a new version of the PopuList, which is launched today. The PopuList is an international collaboration, led by UvA ...

  • 2 Mar 2020
    Against Trump's Plan for Palestine

    A large group of former European political leaders have expressed their concern about a recent US plan to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • 2 Mar 2020
    Polarised EU opinions are well represented by the national party systems

    In their article “Mismatch? Comparing elite and citizen polarization on EU issues across four countries”, Goldberg, van Elsas and de Vreese examine the consequences of national politicisation of European Union issues.

  • 2 Mar 2020
    ACES concludes partnership with SPUI25

    ACES and SPUI25 have concluded a partnership which confirms SPUI25 as ACES’s main venue for public lectures and debate. Under the partnership, SPUI25 will host at least 15 events annually.

  • 1 Mar 2020
    Visiting Scholars: Stefano Ponte and Claudia Aradau

    In April and May 2020, ACES will welcome Visiting Scholars Stefano Ponte and Claudia Aradau.

  • 24 Feb 2020
    Open Call: Joint Seed Grant Centre for Urban Studies and CREATE

    In this second call, grants will be awarded of between €2.500 and €5.000 per grant, up to a total call budget of €15.000. With a well-developed argument grants higher than €5.000 can also be considered. Grant ...

  • 24 Feb 2020
    Recap CREATE and CUS Network Day

    On the 30th of January, we hosted the fourth edition of the Urban Studies Network Day at the Lloyd Hotel. The Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) co-hosted this networking event for urban scholars with the CREATE research ...

  • 24 Feb 2020
    Amade M'charek awarded the Emma Goldman Award

    Amade M'charek has been awarded the Emma Goldman Award; the award is a recognition for scientific research on inequalities combined with public outreach.

  • 20 Feb 2020
    Call for proposals: the 4th European Conference on Teaching & Learning Politics, International Relations & European Studies

    This year the University of Amsterdam, department of European Studies will host the 4th European Conference on Teaching & Learning Politics, International Relations & European Studies. Our Standing Group on Teaching ...

  • 17 Feb 2020
    Kick off: Global Digital Cultures

    On Friday, 27 March 2020, the University of Amsterdam will kick-off its new research priority area ‘Global Digital Cultures’ (GDC). Researchers and students from all faculties at the UvA are warmly invited to this ...

  • 14 Feb 2020
    ACES researchers supervise Marie Curie Fellowship recipients

    Three ACES researchers - Christina Eckes, Chantal Mak and Luiza Bialasiewicz - will supervise three Marie Curie Fellowship recipients. They will do their research at the UvA or at a university outside the EU.

  • 14 Feb 2020
    How Airbnb markets black-majority neighbourhoods

    Airbnb attracts increasing numbers of tourists to neighbourhoods where the traditional hotel industry is limited or absent. This popularity of ‘real urban’ experiences in ‘off-the-beaten-track’ areas has impact on ...