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Andreas Hövermann

Associate Researcher

Address: Daimlerstr. 72, 22761 Hamburg, Germany
E-mail: andreas.hoevermann@uni-bielefeld.de

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Education and academic positions:

  • 2011 – ongoing: Research Associate at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence, University Bielefeld, Projects: Group-focused Enmity in Europe, SoRa-Zo: Analyses on Coexisting in Social Environment, BIFans – Study on Fan Violence in German Stadiums, Facing Prejudice – European Initiative on Anti-Semitism and Anti-Ziganism
  • 2007 – ongoing: working in the Group-focused Enmity Project at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence, University Bielefeld
  • 2010 – ongoing: Doctoral candidate at University Bielefeld
  • 2013: Research stay at the State University New York (USA) in Albany, NY, Department of Sociology with Steven F. Messner
  • 2010 – 2014: Research Associate at the Faculty of Educational Science, University Bielefeld
  • 2006 – 2007: DAAD GoEast exchange to State University St. Petersburg (Russia)
  • 2004 – 2010: Study of Sociology and Social Psychology, University Bielefeld

Academic interests: Prejudice research, Anomie, Marketization, Crisis, Values, Cross-Cultural research, violence.

Research Projects:

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

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, 2012). 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 fosters 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 5 (n=>50.000) which contains 26 European countries.  

 


 

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