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Eva Gross

Associate Researcher

Adress: Holunderweg 1522453 Hamburg, Germany
E-mail: eva_maria.gross@uni-bielefeld.de

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Education and academic positions:

  • 2011 – ongoing Doctorate. DFG-Research Training Group 884 Group focused enmity: Causes, phenomenology and consequences Philipps-Universität Marburg and Bielefeld University;

  • 2005 – 2008 Masters program International Criminology University of Hamburg;

  • 1997 – 2004 Study of sociology Ludwig Maximilians University Munich. Degree: Diplom Soziologin.

Academic interests:

prejudice research, right-wing extremism, criminology, violence research, hate crime, marketization, governmentality, neoliberalism, institutional anomie theory.

Research projects:

  • Institutions and Marketized Mentality – a Multi-Level Analyses of Assumptions of Institutional Anomie Theory with Data of The European Social Survey (ongoing)


"Institutions and Marketized Mentality – a Multi-Level Analyses of Assumptions of Institutional Anomie Theory with Data of The European Social Survey" (Ongoing)

Abstract

Our project aims on testing essential details of Institutional Anomie Theory (IAT) that are of fundamental importance when applying IAT to the micro-level and have rarely been subjected to empirical testing in a multi-level design. IAT is a macro-sociological theory developed to explain crime rates by detecting an unfettered striving for success in capitalist societies as a core component of an anomic culture which is furthered by an institutional configuration where the economy dominates those institutions that are not by their nature orientated to economic criteria (family, political system, education, religion). Lately there has been great scientific interest in multilevel theorizing and accordingly in translating central tenets of IAT to the micro-level (e.g. Messner, 2011). A straight forward application of IAT to the micro level leads to two cross-level assumptions. First, economic dominance that is expected to further cultural anomie on the societal level furthers marketized mentalities on the individual level (1). Second, economic dominance on the macro level weakens the buffer effect of non-economic institutions against the individual adherence to an overarching marketized mentality (2). Micro-level operationalisations for individual integration in institutions and value orientations allow multi-level analyses of the interplay processes between the institutional and the cultural structures of societies, nonetheless, multilevel models of IAT are rare (e.g. Hirtenlehner, et al., 2010). In our project, we want to test the two cross-level assumptions, using multilevel modeling and data from the European Social Survey, Round 6 (n=>50.000) which contains more than 30 European countries.  

 

 


 

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