I have just updated my agent-based model on political participation to NetLogo 6.1.1 over at CoMSES. The model has not changed since 2005, but this way the model remains immediately accessible to anyone interested in an ABM implementation of Milbrath’s model of political participation.
Apart from my MSc thesis, I have used the model in two papers:
More recently, I have applied some of these insights in a survey — for which I got support by Rosita Fibbi — and a quantitative regression analysis:
I got this today…
Cooperating with 6 other guest editors […] the Lead Guest Editor, has proposed a special issue titled Society, Culture and Politics in Contemporary Africa
wow, I count 7 editors in total, that must be a big special issue…
gather together researchers in order to spread their academic experience and research findings on all topics in relation to Africa
I see, all topics in relation to Africa. Now I wonder whether they can manage with 7 editors, I mean all topics in relation to Africa.
Unfortunately, this is followed by this table:
|Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Socioeconomic dynamics
- Social mobility
That’s a real shame, not all topics after all. Now I’m not so sure anymore, I mean they do narrow it down quite a bit (there’s hope, though, that desperate “not limited to”).
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Postdoctoral Researcher (70%) at the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) on the move and Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies at the University of Neuchâtel
Deadline: 15 December 2019.
Work as part of its project entitled ‘Migration, Mobility and the Democratic Welfare State’ to examine, in a historical and comparative perspective, how European welfare states have adapted to the twin challenges of international migration and mobility, from the redistributive ‘Golden Age’ in the 1970s to the present.
You will produce high quality original research and collaborate with other senior and PhD researchers already involved in the project. You may be given the opportunity to teach.
Suitable candidates should hold a PhD in History. Applications from persons with a PhD in Sociology, Political Science, or Political Theory and with an interest in historical analysis will also be considered.
Priority will be given to applicants with a proven track record of research experience in one or several of the following sub-fields: Migration; Social Policy; Comparative Politics; Welfare.
Starting date: 1 February 2020
Duration: Until May 2022 (26 months)
Full details here: https://nccr-onthemove.ch/wp_live14/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/IP22_Unine_PostDoc_final.pdf
At the SFM, we’re currently looking for a postdoctoral researcher. Come and join us!
Call for Application – Postdoc Position at the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies, University of Neuchâtel
0.5 FTE (21 hours per week), 1.5 years appointment
I wanted to share this gem:
There were no real statistical tests presented and discussed in the paper. We don’t know whether the differences are significant.
Did the reviewer mean no outdated p-values? Well spotted! That discussion of the substantive meaning of the coefficients and those credibility intervals — apparently not spotted.
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