9780415491921

The International Social Survey Programme 1984-2009: Charting the Globe

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415491921

  • ISBN10:

    0415491924

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-09-08
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

The social sciences rely more on the comparative method than on experimental data mainly because the latter is difficult to acquire amongst human populations. The International Social Survey Programme has played a pioneering role in creating and sustaining methodologically-sophisticated mass attitude surveys across the globe. Starting in 1984 with five nations, it now encompasses forty-five nations spread over five continents, each administering an identical annual survey to a random sample of their population. Analyses of the data or descriptions of the methodology already appear in over 3,000 publications. This book contains new contributions from three dozen eminent scholars who analyse and compare the perceptions and attitudes of citizens across all five continents, nations and over time. Subjects range from inequality and the role of the state; ethnic, national and global identities; the changing relevance of religion, beliefs and practices; gender roles, family values and work orientations; household and society. Some chapters focus on methodological issues; others focus on substantive findings. This book sets new standards for cross-cultural research.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Foreword
The International Social Survey Programme. A new approach to macro-sociological comparative research
The ISSP: History, organisation and members, working principles and outcomes. A historical-sociological account
A breakthrough in comparative social research. ISSP compared with the Eurobarometers, EVS and ESS surveys
Social and political attitudes: Class-related inequalities and the role of government. Introduction
Economic Development Reduces Tolerance for Inequality: A Comparative Analysis of 30 Nations
Views about a just wage compensation. Comparing temporal changes in ex-communist and never-communist countries
Macro-inequalities and micro-justice
Subjective Social Mobility: Data from 30 Nations -
What should be the responsibility of government - Attitudinal convergence or divergence? The role of modernization and political institutions
Facts and artifacts in cross-national research
The case of political efficacy and trust
Social, national and global attitudes and identities
Introduction
Social Identities in the cross-cultural perspective
National pride in comparative perspective
National identity in comparative perspective
Shaping of National Identity in the Processes of Separation and Integration in Central and Eastern Europe
Tangled paths to a world culture. Contradictory trends in attitudes to globalisation
Religion, society and the state
Introduction
Decline of persistence of religion? Trends in religiosity among Christian societies around the world
Religiosity: a comparison between Latin Europe and Latin America
On the similarity of religiosity in different cultures
The measurement of religious beliefs in ISSP and EVS surveys
Gender roles and civic participation in family, work and society
Introduction
Changing public views of gender roles in seven nations, 1988 G++ 2002
Gender Empowerment, economic development and spouses G++ housework in 34 countries
The role of cultural contexts in item interpretation The example of gender roles
Participation in voluntary associations in Austria and Australia: How valid are the results of International Social Surveys?
Preferred working hours: Variations across time and space
Where's a Great Place to Work: A Global Analysis from the Perspective of a Labor Exporting Country
About the Editors
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