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The Effect of Manifestations of Religion in the Public Space on Sociopolitical Integration of Minority-Religion Immigrants

Informations projet

N° de convention de subvention: 804031

État

Projet en cours

  • Date de début

    1 Avril 2019

  • Date de fin

    31 Mars 2024

Financé au titre de:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Budget total:

    € 1 499 625

  • Contribution de l’UE

    € 1 499 625

Institution d'accueil:

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

Israël

Objectif

Recent globalization and immigration trends are motivating tremendous efforts to regulate manifestations of minority religions in the public space, such as religious structures, stores, attire, and rituals (hereafter, spatial religious manifestations). Yet the empirical literature has, to date, not taken on the methodologically and conceptually challenging undertaking of theorizing, operationalizing, and assessing this dimension of religion. In particular, it remains unclear what causal effect manifestations of religion in the public space have on minority-religion immigrants’ sociopolitical integration: do they, by validating immigrants’ identity, facilitate a sense of belonging and the endorsement of local practices, or nurture alienation and hostility toward the host society?
Integrating up-to-date theories and methods from political science, psychology, sociology, and geography, and optimizing external and internal validity, this project is the first large-scale research to examine the causal effect of exposure to spatial religious cues on sociopolitical integration, studying minority-religion immigrants of the three monotheistic religions in four urban settings.
The research will be divided into three work packages: (1) conceptualization and operationalization of spatial religious manifestations; (2) comparative naturalistic and survey-embedded experiments examining the effect of real-world spatial religious cues on minority-religion immigrants’ sociopolitical integration; and (3) a panel survey with longitudinal geocoded data analyzing the conditions in which spatial religious cues are particularly instrumental in local-level integration.
Besides developing a novel approach to the study of religion in politics, this project will open new horizons in the understanding of aggregated religious priming effects in real-world settings, with insights into the dynamics that would advance a more inclusive society via nuanced policies and informed urban planning.
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Institution d’accueil

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

Adresse

Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem

Israël

Type d’activité

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Contribution de l’UE

€ 1 499 625

Bénéficiaires (1)

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

Israël

Contribution de l’UE

€ 1 499 625

Informations projet

N° de convention de subvention: 804031

État

Projet en cours

  • Date de début

    1 Avril 2019

  • Date de fin

    31 Mars 2024

Financé au titre de:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Budget total:

    € 1 499 625

  • Contribution de l’UE

    € 1 499 625

Institution d'accueil:

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

Israël