Peter A. Berger Dissertation Price

This September Carlotta Giustozzi won the Peter A. Berger Price issued by the DGS-Section ‘Social inequality and social structure’ for the best dissertation of the past two years together with Katharina Kunißen. In her thesis ‘Social Consequences of Labour Market Marginalisation in Germany. Analysing the Impact of Social Identities and Values’, she examined how difficultiesContinue reading “Peter A. Berger Dissertation Price”

POLAR working paper #2

The POLAR working paper titled “Explaining the ‘Democratic Malaise’ in Unequal Societies: Inequality, External Efficacy and Political Trust” is now available for download on the publications page (or click here for direct download). We look forward to receiving you questions, comments or suggestions!

Join the POLAR team!

The POLAR project invites applications for two positions of a research fellow (m/f/d; pre- or post-doc). Both positions are available from July 1, 2022 until the end of project funding by March 31, 2025. See the job posting on the university website for more information.

POLAR presentation at the Politics & Society Workshop Series 2022 in Milan

Carlotta presented joint work with the POLAR team exploring how different dimensions of economic inequality affect political trust at the Politics & Society Workshop Series 2022 in Milan, Italy the 17th& 18th March this year. Thanks to the organizers for this wonderful workshop! For more info on the event see:

Upcoming POLAR presentations at the 2021 AS online conference “Cohesive Societies?”

This year’s conference of the German Academy of Sociology (AS) will be held online on the theme of “Cohesive Societies?” between September 29 and October 1, 2021. Given its highly topical umbrella theme, we are very happy to have two contributions from the POLAR project at the conference. On September 29, Markus Gangl will giveContinue reading “Upcoming POLAR presentations at the 2021 AS online conference “Cohesive Societies?””

Upcoming Talk at the 15th ESA Conference 2021

On September 3rd, Carlotta Giustozzi will give a presentation with the title “Beyond financial strain: Explaining the relationship of unemployment and civic participation through values and social identity” at the 15th ESA virtual Conference, Barcelona. She will present findings from her dissertation project on the effects of unemployment on civic participation in Germany with SOEPContinue reading “Upcoming Talk at the 15th ESA Conference 2021”