Final day of the International workshop “Social Inequality and Value Polarization: A Cross-Country Perspective”
The final day of the workshop opened with a keynote presentation delivered by Andreas Bågenholm (Gothenburg University, Sweden) “Who Cares Enough about Corruption to Vote against It?” This talk was devoted to the corruption voting paradox when some voters still vote for politicians involved in corruption.
The session “Value Change in a Comparative Perspective” featured presentations by LCSR research fellows Maria Kravtsova “Historical Family Structure: Possible Predictors” and Natalia Soboleva “Parental Family and Country Environment as Determinants of Gender-Role Attitudes in Europe (the Evidence of the EVS Data)”. Maria Kravtsova used the case of the Russian Empire data to study the link between economic development and family structure as well as factors that can change family structure. Natalia Soboleva’s study on the role of family in shaping values and gender-role attitudes across Europe showed that more developed countries have more egalitarian attitudes towards gender equality at work.
The afternoon session “Nationalism, Patriotism and Anti-Immigrant Attitudes in Russia and Beyond” included presentations by Margarita Zavadskaya (LCSR HSE, EUSPb) “In the Eye of the Beholder: Misperceptions of Electoral Integrity in Central-Eastern Europe”, Veronica Kostenko (LCSR HSE, EUSPb) “Dynamics of Nationalism and Pro-Choice Values Relations: the Cases of Post-Soviet and Balkan States” as well as a joint study by Anna Shirokanova (LCSR HSE, HSE SPb) and Irina Busurkina (LCSR HSE) “Anti-Immigrant Attitudes in Russia: Media vs. Surveys”. Margarita Zavadskaya presented the results of comparative research on expert and mass perceptions of electoral integrity in seventeen European countries. Veronica Kostenko demonstrated that national pride and the level of patriotism are important predictors for the structure of choice values in post-Soviet and post-Yugoslavian countries. The study by Anna Shirokanova and Irina Busurkina presented a river network catching the media discourse development on immigrants in Russia in 2011-2018 that complements existing survey research.
In three days, the workshop held five keynotes, more than fifteen oral presentations, and attracted about fifty participants, including HSE-based and international students and scholars.
Authors: Nikita Zubarev, Svetlana Koltunova.