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TRANSSWISS

Die Prozesse der Globalisierung und Transnationalisierung prägen das Bild gegenwärtiger Gesellschaften. In diesem Projekt sollen die gesellschaftlichen Transformationen in ihrer Bedeutung für Individuen analysiert werden. Dazu untersuchen wir mit Hilfe einer Befragungsstudie, in welchem Masse Individuen in der Schweiz (Migranten und Einheimische) über soziale Austauschbeziehungen in andere Länder (transnationale Vergesellschaftung) verfügen. [mehr]

EUMARR

The project examines trends in the proportions of binational marriages between citizens of European Union countries and Switzerland. It pays special attention to the nationalities of those entering these marriages. The goals of the demographic analysis is to assess to what extent the European single market and the agreement on free movement of persons has contributed to an increase in binational marriages. In addition, it attempts to determine to what extent changes in the proportion of binational marriages and the distribution of these marriages by nationality are driven by market processes (e.g. greater intra-European migration) and by social and cultural processes (e.g. affinity between citizens of specific nationalities). In addition, the project examines to what extent being part of a binational marriage is associated with different orientations to European integration, a lowered sense of membership in the national community of origin, a stronger sense of belonging to Europe, and different lifestyles and worldviews. The project is part of a collaborative European project focusing on binational marriages in four European countries. [mehr]