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Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research / AISSR

Results: 41 - 60 of 432
Results: 41 - 60 of 432
  • Cultural Diversity Policy in the Age of Global Digital Media
    17 Jun 2021
    How does the global digital media landscape, populated by multinational subscription video-on-demand providers (SVOD) such as Netflix, challenge local cultural policy regulators and content producers? In this ...
  • Open Call: CUS Seed Grants ‘Cities and Health’ (4x €2.500) | Deadline: 17 September 2021
    15 Jun 2021
    The Centre for Urban Studies launches a new round of Seed Grants to be spent in 2022. In this round, up to four Seed Grants with a maximum value of €2.500 per grant will be awarded. With a well-developed argument ...
  • Multinationals have a major influence on the European political agenda
    15 Jun 2021
    In Brussels, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) lobby hard on issues that are already on the political agenda, while companies lobby on issues they would like to see added to the agenda. ‘And ultimately, influence ...
  • New Podcast on COVID-19 and the city: Anderhalf NAP (in Dutch)
    14 Jun 2021
    In the Anderhalf NAP podcast Sjoerd ter Borg interviews urban scholars about the structural effects that corona has on the city. Each of the six episodes consists of two talks with the same researcher with an ...
  • Prof. dr. Maria Kaika received the European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities
    14 Jun 2021
    Prof. dr. Maria Kaika received the European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The selection committee was greatly impressed by Kaika's scholarly achievements and sustained ...
  • What impact does the changing labour market have on specialists?
    10 Jun 2021
    What will car mechanics do once everyone is driving an electric vehicle? And how are watchmakers doing now that people mostly wear smartwatches? Social developments are changing the demand for labour. Sociologist ...
  • A giant inflated model of a bee during a demonstration in front of the EU Commission offices calling the EU to adopt a ban on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides
    With these reforms the EU could rebuild public support
    10 Jun 2021
    Through its Green Deal the EU seeks a transition towards sustainable agriculture. This includes measures to reduce the risk and use of pesticides by 50% by 2030. Public support for these measures is crucial, but has ...
  • P(R)OTESTAS: The Politics and Aesthetics of Digital Authoritarianism and Protest in the Global South
    9 Jun 2021
    P(R)OTESTAS is a transdisciplinary, trans-Pacific comparative research of protest, power, and digital authoritarianism, focused on the recent massive anti-government protests and hard-handed repression in South-East ...
  • a network floating above the world
    Fundamental change in financial power structures
    8 Jun 2021
    Never before has the international network of global business been mapped out in such detail as it has been by researchers from the University of Amsterdam over the past 7 years. Their network analysis of 200 million ...
  • Recap ‘Cities & Health’ Urban Studies Networking Event
    3 Jun 2021
    On the 1st of June the Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) co-hosted the fifth edition of the Urban Studies Networking Event. This event, organized by the CUS, was co-hosted with the Centre for Urban Mental Health (UMH) ...
  • Federalization of Europe: Machiavelli’s annual symposium
    27 May 2021
    The chosen overarching topic for this year’s Symposium is, “The Federalization of Europe: 27 Countries Coming Together as One”. The aim of the Symposium is to allow its audience to listen, learn and discuss all of ...
  • Syrian refugees ask the German government for help
    Categorisation of refugees leads to new inequalities
    25 May 2021
    A record number of people across the world have been displaced from their homes. Only a small number find refuge in Europe via safe and legal pathways. The categorisation of refugees plays an important role in this ...
  • GDC Research Seminar Series
    21 May 2021
    GDC offers regular research seminars in which two work-in-progress papers from junior and senior researchers are discussed. These sessions feature research on global digital cultures from a wide variety of ...
  • Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China
    The Chinese Communist Party's international arm
    18 May 2021
    It is no secret that Chinese President Xi Jinping harbours high international ambitions. What was not yet known, however, is the role the Chinese Communist Party plays in this, specifically its International ...
  • My Boss is an Algorithm
    17 May 2021
    The so-called ‘gig economy’ is transforming our everyday life. For a fairly cheap price, it allows customers to enjoy a variety of services with incredible convenience – such as eating their favourite restaurant’s ...
  • Dr. João Tonucci Visiting Fellow at CUS
    17 May 2021
    Dr. João Tonucci is an Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. As a critical urban scholar, his research lies at the intersection of political economy, economic geography and urban ...
  • Contributions to the Venice Architecture Biennale and the new book "Platform Urbanism and Its Discontents"
    17 May 2021
    Three researchers affiliated with CUS - Letizia Chiappini, Anastasiya Halauniova, and Ying-Tzu Lin - have contributed to the 17th edition of Venice Architecture Biennale as bloggers-in-residence for the Austrian ...
  • Platforms and the Digitisation of Expression and Surveillance
    12 May 2021
    In Europe today, digital platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, provide essential means for millions of people to express themselves, engage in public debate and organise politically. However, European ...
  • Divesting fairly from fossil fuels around the world
    22 Apr 2021
    To combat global warming, we have to stop using fossil fuels. This will have a major impact on both investors in related industries who will have to write off trillions of dollars and developing countries that had ...
  • Special Issue “Sensing Urban Values” available online
    21 Apr 2021
    The special issue “Sensing Urban Values”, edited by Carolyn Birdsall, Anastasiya Halauniova and Linda van de Kamp is now available online, and includes contributions by Elisa Fiore/Liedeke Plate, Hanna Katharina ...