Social Conflicts and Group Differences

Researchers
  • Prof. dr. Willem de Koster

    Cultural sociology; political sociology; sociology of health

    1. What are the nature, backgrounds and consequences of social conflicts?
    2. How do different groups respond to government measures, information campaigns, or characteristics of their living environment?
  • Bob Bronshoff

    Prof. dr. Jeroen van der Waal

    Stratification sociology; political sociology; sociology of health

    How can stratified patterns in political attitudes and behaviors, and in health and health-related behaviors be explained?

  • Dr. Samira van Bohemen

    The social organization of sexuality

    Sexuality and desire have a social origin, that is a widely shared idea. But how do social inequalities and people's cultural backgrounds shape their sexual desires?

  • Dr. Joost Oude Groeniger

    Social inequalities in health

    What are the causes and consequences of social inequalities in health and health-related behaviors?

  • Dr. Jonathan Mijs

    Views on inequality in the Netherlands and the U.S.

    While income and wealth inequality have risen substantially in many Western countries in recent decades, we see only limited social unrest and consternation. Why is this?

  • Chilled Winston

    Roy Kemmers, MSc

    Political discontent

    Understanding the nature, backgrounds and consequences of political discontent from the perspective of ordinary citizens.

     

  • Kjell Noordzij, MSc

    Distrust in politics and status differences

    What is the role of status differences in current political conflicts? And what is the role of the cultural distance that many less-educated citizens experience to the lifeworlds of politicians?

  • Josje ten Kate, MSc

    Vaccine skepticism

    In what ways do different groups view vaccines and how does this play a role in their vaccination decisions?

     

     

  • Vivian Visser, MSc

    Civic participation and status differences

    How can social differences in participation in citizens’ initiatives be understood and what is the role of social status in this? This research at the intersection of sociology and public administration studies the perspectives of both citizens and civil servants.

  • Elske van den Hoogen, MSc

    Views on the European Union

    How can views of the EU among different groups be understood? In answering that question, this study pays particular attention to what the EU means to different citizens.

  • Thijs Lindner, MSc

    Views on social security

    How can views of social security among different groups be understood? In answering that question, this study pays particular attention to what social security means to different citizens.

  • Tim van Meurs, MSc, MA

    Educational differences in use of health information

    Why are less-educated people less likely to use health information from official sources? And what is the role of anti-institutionalism in this?

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