Damian, Elena Mihaela (2016). Civic participation among natives and immigrants living in Europe. Comparative perspectives. PhD thesis, Universität zu Köln.

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The general aim of this dissertation is to advance the understanding of what individual and country-level factors explain differences in civic participation among natives and immigrants living in Europe. More specifically, each of the three studies aims to fill in a research gap in the civic participation literature. In the first study (chapter 2), we examine the differences in civic participation between natives, Western, and non-Western immigrants living in the Netherlands, and test for differential effects of well-known individual determinants of civic involvement in various types of organizations. The second study presented in chapter 3 aims to explain variation in formal volunteering between and within 33 European countries, by looking at the effect of a set of cultural and economic contextual determinants. Study 3 examines the role of religious culture of the host country in explaining variation in civic membership among immigrants living in Europe.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Damian, Elena Mihaelaelenadamian.ro@gmail.comUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-69571
Date: 21 September 2016
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Weitere Institute, Arbeits- und Forschungsgruppen > Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology (ISS)
Subjects: Social sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords:
civic participationUNSPECIFIED
comparative researchUNSPECIFIED
Date of oral exam: 16 September 2016
NameAcademic Title
Hank, KarstenProf. Dr.
Schlueter, ElmarProf. Dr.
Funders: DFG - Soclife
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/6957


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