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The Political Sociology of the Welfare State

Research project A multidisciplinary research programme with a focus on analysing attitude formation and political cleavages in Sweden during recent decades.

The researchers come from the two disciplines of sociology and political science and are united by their interest in how institutions are both founded on, and have repercussions for, attitudes, values and preferences among the population. The programme comprises four empirical sub-projects: *Class and attitudes in a comparative perspective *Political demarcations in transition *Political accountability in Europe *National identity in transition These analyses will be based on data materials derived from the International Social Survey Program 1992-, European Social Survey 2002, Welfare State Surveys 1981-2002, Election Studies 1956-2002, European Voter, The European Election Study’ and the SOM-surveys 1986-.

Project overview

Project period:

2003-01-01 2008-12-31

Funding

Finansår , 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

huvudman: , finansiar: FAS, y2003: 1300, y2004: 1300, y2005: 1300, y2006: 1300, y2007: 1300, y2008: 1300,

huvudman: , finansiar: Riksbankens jubileumsfond, y2003: 2500, y2004: 2500, y2005: 2600, y2006: 2600, y2007: , y2008: ,

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences

Research subject

Sociology

Project description

A multidisciplinary research programme with a focus on analysing attitude formation and political cleavages in Sweden during recent decades. The researchers come from the two disciplines of sociology and political science and are united by their interest in how institutions are both founded on, and have repercussions for, attitudes, values and preferences among the population.

The programme comprises four empirical sub-projects:
*Class and attitudes in a comparative perspective
*Political demarcations in transition
*Political accountability in Europe
*National identity in transition

These analyses will be based on data materials derived from the International Social Survey Program 1992-, European Social Survey 2002, Welfare State Surveys 1981-2002, Election Studies 1956-2002, European Voter, The European Election Study’ and the SOM-surveys 1986-.