13th Joint IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academy on Central and Eastern Europe.
Dates: July 5–7, 2021
Location: Tutzing, Lake Starnberg, Germany. As the pandemic prohibits an offline meeting, the event will be organized in an online format (Zoom).
Call for papers: “Nationalism from Below: Popular Responses to Nation-Building Projects in Bessarabia, Transnistria, Moldova”
Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) (in partnership with Plural Forum for Interdisciplinary Studies, Republic of Moldova)
Dates: October 1-2, 2021
Location: “Hybrid” - IOS Regensburg and ZOOM
Call for papers
Submission deadline: July 1, 2021.
Research Laboratory “History and Social Anthropology of (South) East Europe”
Time: Thursdays, 2-4 or 4-6 pm
Place: IOS, until further notice via ZOOM
Ringvorlesungen CITAS: Area Studies und Raum vom Globalen Süden her neu denken
Zeit: donnerstags, 18:15-19:45
Ort: online via Zoom
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Between Fear Mongers and Samaritans: Does Information Provision Affect Attitudes towards the Right of Asylum in Germany?
We utilise information experiments to elicit the German public’s attitude towards the right of asylum. We randomly assign interviewees to different groups and ‘treat’ each group with different information about the asylum-seekers that came to Germany in 2015 and 2016. Treatments involve information about (i) the total number of asylum-seekers, (ii) the fiscal costs and (iii) potential long-term benefits associated with accepting refugees, (iv) the share of Muslim asylum-seekers, and (v) the share of war refugees. Providing information about the fiscal costs associated with accepting refugees, and about the share of Muslim refugees, significantly increases the likelihood of opposing the right of asylum. These effects are more pronounced for middle-income earners and respondents with a low level of education. Deviations of people’s beliefs from the actual numbers can affect their attitudes: respondents who underestimated the share of Muslim refugees are more likely to call for abolishing the right of asylum.