Significance of Population Values, Norms and Stereotypes for Social and Political Development of Societies: Evidence from the World Values Survey. Part I

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC20 Comparative Sociology (host committee)

Language: English

The panel is aimed at exploring the ways how the World Values Survey – the world’s largest social science survey program – can contribute to the academic research on value change, convergence and divergence of value systems, development of the postmaterialist theory of value change, and also how WVS findings can be used to develop social, economic and political policies regulating our everyday life. WVS data constituting the world’s largest survey data-base in social sciences, uses an extensive set of several hundred indicators and allows to analyse value systems and norms in over 100 countries, including analysis in over-time perspective for 1981-2014. Such topics like tolerance and social exclusion, social and ethical norms, functioning of systems of public life, security, migration, civic engagement, democracy, political participation and the ways how WVS data can contribute to the enhancement of social theory and research in these and other fields, are in the centre of the discussion of this panel.
Session Organizers:
Marita CARBALLO, Voices! Consultancy, Argentina and Kseniya KIZILOVA, World Values Survey Association, Ukraine
Christian HAERPFER, World Values Survey Association, Austria
Aqil KAZIM, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
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Juan FERNANDEZ-PRADOS, Universidad de Almería, Spain; Pilar RODRIGUEZ MARTINEZ, University of Almeria, Spain
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Asha GUPTA, Directorate of Hindi Medium Implementation, India