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A New Typology to Describe the Regional Differences in Swiss Labor Markets

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The analysis of the Swiss labor market poses a methodological challenge. On the one hand, Switzerland is too diversified to be analyzed as a single socio-economic space. On the other hand, a high level of territorial fragmentation makes the use of administrative divisions methodologically weak. In this paper, we classify Swiss cantons into three types of labor markets: attractive, multicenter, and marginal. Our typology is based on a wide range of economic and labor market parameters, and can be a ready-to-use tool for further researches.

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How Factorial Survey Analysis Improves Our Understanding of Employer Preferences

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Factorial Survey Analysis (FSA) is an analytical tool that presents respondents with fictional situations (“vignettes”) to be rated or judged. In this paper we study the use of FSA in labour market sociology, with a particular focus on employer-based surveys, and what they can teach us about hiring preferences. FSA is useful in this context as it targets employers directly and comes close to a causal design. This review article seeks to pinpoint the contributions FSA has made to the field, identify its limits and propose topics in which it may be useful.

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; Kilworth, Jonathan; Little, Ross; Swain, Daniel & Waples, Sam. 2005. The Impact of CCTV : Fourteen Case Studies. London : Home Office. Goold Benjamin, Loader, Iian & Thumala, Angelica. 2010. Consuming Security ? Tools for a Sociology of Security Consumption. Theoretical Criminology 14(1) : 3–30. Groombridge, Nic. 2008. Stars of CCTV ? How the Home Office Wasted Millions. Surveil-lance & Society 5(1) : 73–80. Helten, Frank, Fischer, Bernd. 2004. Reactive Attention: Video Surveillance in Berlin Shopping Malls. Surveillance & Society 2(2/3) : 323

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Islamophobia or Threat to Secularization? Lost Letter Experiments on the Discrimination Against Muslims in an Urban Area of Switzerland

. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology 43(1): 90–93. Milgram, Stanley, Leon Mann, and Susan Harter. 1965. The Lost-Letter Technique: A Tool of Social Research. The Public Opinion Quarterly 29 (3): 437–438. OECD. 2012. Integration von Zuwanderern: OECD-Indikatoren 2012. Paris: OECD Publishing. Pahud De Mortanges, René, 2007. System und Entwicklungstendenzen des Religionsverfassungsrechts der Schweiz und des Fürstentums Liechtenstein. Zeitschrift für evangelisches Kirchenrecht 52: 495–523. Pettigrew, Thomas F. and Linda R. Troop. 2006. A

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Family Development and Residential Trajectories of Two Birth Cohorts Living in Switzerland: Between Individualization and Standardization

Rennes. Gauthier, Jacques-Antoine. 2013. Optimal Matching, a Tool for Comparing Life-Course Sequences. Pp. 37–52 in Gendered Life Courses between Standardization and Individualization. A European Approach Applied to Switzerland, édité par René Levy et Eric D. Widmer. Wien : LIT. Gauthier, Jacques-Antoine, Eric D. Widmer, Philipp Bucher et Cédric Notredame. 2009. How Much Does it Cost? Optimization of Costs in Sequence Analysis of Social Science Data. Sociological Methods & Research 38(1) : 197–231. Gauthier, Jacques-Antoine, Eric D. Widmer

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National Identity Formation in Pakistan: Analysis of the Anti-Secular Narrative

’s chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rahman said that he would oppose secularism ( The Express Tribune , 1 March 2016). Religious parties also use this anti-secular debate as a political tool against governments. For example, JI’s chief Sirajul Haq (2016a) criticised the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) government by saying that ‘the Prime Minister’s slogan of a liberal and secular Pakistan and [Pakistan Peoples Party] PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto’s move for a political alliance against the religious parties was an indication that whereas the Qibla [direction in which Muslims

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Being “Other” in Berlin: German Koreans, Multiraciality, and Diaspora

its use as a typological tool to point out grounded facts, this has given way to thinking about diaspora as a social process ( Anthias 1998 ; Alexander 2010 ; Kalra, Kaur and Hutnyk 2005 ) or a “stance” ( Alexander 2017 ) that offers a more critical theoretical engagement with difference. Understanding diaspora not just as a given category but as an active, self-fashioning and political “stance” becomes useful to understanding how participants in my study create and fashion diasporic affiliations and develop markers of identity in order to make certain claims

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Critical global citizenship: contextualising citizenship and globalisation

‘sustainable development’ for all. 4 Young people and everyday citizenship The characteristics of a critical global citizenship as discussed earlier are evident in the everyday lives and practices of young people in the global North and South, sometimes adhering to global citizenship normative aspirations and sometimes departing from these to suggest more radical civic and political participation and designs. The tensions outlined between citizenship as a tool of integration and belonging to a broader societal whole on the one hand and as an arbiter of individual

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Implications of Lived and Packaged Religions for Intercultural Dialogue to Reduce Conflict and Terror

asking about what policy documents regarding ICD they have produced ( Bouma, 2013 ). This approach is seductively easy as it facilitates approaching religious groups and communicating with them as organisations and, in the process, ICD becomes a tool for encouraging different leaders to speak to each other resulting in platforms filled with ‘heads of faith’– bishops, muftis, ayatollahs, chief rabbis, swamis and so on. A packaged-religion approach also suits nation-states and policy makers, as governments need only to deal ‘heads of faith’ to develop and implement ICD

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