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News and updates from the WVSA network: November 2017
The number of the year: 13!
Exactly thirteen countries from the five continents -Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas- will have their WVS-7 survey fieldwork accomplished in year 2017. In over 40 more countries and societies implementation of the WVS-7 survey is already planned for year 2018. In total, by the end of 2019 WVS-7 fieldwork will take place in up to 80 countries. WVSA considers new expressions of interest on a regular basis, and invites new research teams to join the WVS-network in round 7 of the WVS program (contact:
WVS-Russia: Call for authors for a new WVS-based collective monograph

The Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (Higher School of Economics, Moscow) headed by Ronald Inglehart invites you to contribute a chapter to the Springer’s volume Social Capital, Subjective Well-being and Modernization” to be published by the Springer-HSE joint series “Societies and Political Orders in Transition”.

This book aims to analyze various facets of social capital and subjective well-being, as well as their interactions, under changing socio-economic and political conditions – whether caused by modernization or economic crisis.
More information and application procedure:

WVSA President gives a talk at the Public Summit in Abu-Dhabi
WVSA President Professor Haerpfer gave a key-note speech devoted to the issues of moral education and global values at the Aqdar World Summit which took place in Abu-Dhabi, UAE, on November, 21-23, 2017 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre with the participation of 57 top-notch speakers from different parts of the world and 50 exhibitors. The three-day summit has attracted 59 papers, and hosted 24 workshops. United Arab Emirates joined the WVS-7 round with the survey fieldwork expected to take place in 2018. Other Gulf states such as Kuwait, Oman and some others are planning their participation in WVS-7 for year 2019. WVSA PI for Kyrgyzstan Dr Tatiana Karabchuk joined the forum and gave a talk on youth surveys.
WVS-Spain: First Workshop of the WVSA Regional Hub for Mediterranean
An International Workshop entitled Security in the Mediterranean took place on November, 21-25, 2017 at the University of Almeria and was organized by the WVSA Regional Hub for Mediterranean (Southern Europe and Northern Africa). The program of the event features presentations by Seminar Director and Chair of the Scientific Committee of the WVSA Professor Juan Diez-Nicolas and Co-Director of the Seminar Pilar Rodriguez, WVSA President Christian Haerpfer as well as WVS PIs Munqith Dagher (WVS-Iraq), Fares Braizat (WVS-Jordan), Mhammed Abderebbi (WVS-Morocco), and Sokratis Koniordos (WVS-Greece). Presentations of the speakers are available for downloading HERE.
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Announcement: Forthcoming Talk by Pippa Norris

Cultural backlash: The Rise of Populist Authoritarianism

Date and time: December 6, 2017 @ 18:30 - 20:00

Venue: Room TW1 G.01, Ground floor of Tower 1, St Clements Inn, LSE, London, WC2A 2AZ United Kingdom + Google Map

Speaker: Professor Pippa Norris, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Chair: Bill Kissane, Associate Professor (Reader) in Politics, LSE Department of Government

Populist challengers have disrupted long established patterns of party competition in many contemporary Western societies, as exemplified by Donald Trump in the US, Marine Le Pen in France, Nigel Farage in the UK, and Geert Wilders in the Netherlands.

The project for a new book Cultural Backlash seeks to analyse the phenomenon of Populist-Authoritarianism and its mass appeal as a style of governance which threatens progressive values as well as core principles and practices of liberal democracy.

WVS-Brazil: Festive Launch of the WVS-7 Survey Round in Brazil 
Festive Launch of the WVS-7 round in Brazil in a format of the Conference took place on October, 24 at Auditório do Polo UAB/ Campus do Vale - UFRGS. The event was broadcasted live and was widely publicized at the WVS-Brazil Facebook page.

Participants and guests had an opportunity to discuss academic research with the use of WVS data in the first half of the Conference while the second half was dedicated to methodological discussions and challenges of the development of WVS' survey. The event featured welcome speeches (by the University leadership and the WVSA President Christian HW aerpfer), presentations by the WVS-Brazil team (Henrique de Castro, Daniel Capistrano, Carla Mendonca and others), WVSA PIs (Eduard Ponarin – Russia; Hennie Kotze – South Africa; Cristina Paez – Ecuador; Daniel Moreno – Bolivia; Ignacio Zuasnabar – Uruguay; Marita Carballo – Argentina; Alejandro Moreno – Mexico; Andres Casas – Colombia).
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WVSA Contribution to the WHO Expert Group Meeting to Enhance Health 2020 Monitoring and Reporting
Since 2016, WVS Association is a regular member of the expert group meetings of the World Health Organization - Regional Office for Europe devoted to finding the optimal ways to measure and monitor implementation of the new Health 2020 policy framework which promotes a number of values-based health concepts such as subjective well-being, community resilience, empowerment, equity etc. The recent meeting took place in September, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark where WVSA was represented by the Head of Secretariat Kseniya Kizilova. 
WVSA on LinkedIn now!
The Word Values Survey Association now on LinkedIn! Check out the WVSA Profile and connect with the WVSA on LinkedIn!
Donate to the WVSA!
We remind all scholars and organizations who use our data about a possibility to support WVSA activities with your donations. Your donation will help us to continue providing the international scientific community with the newest data on social, economic, political and cultural development of contemporary societies. Donations will be prioritized for research in developing countries without access to funds for fieldwork. Donors who granted $50 or more will obtain a status of a "Friend of the World Values Survey Association" with publication of your name at our web-site.
New Journal with WVS-based Publications
Changing Societies and Personalities
Online ISSN: 2587-8964
Print ISSN: 2587-6104

Click here to view the full issue
Changing Societies & Personalities examines how societal-level changes are reshaping individual-level beliefs, motivations and values — and how these individual-level changes in turn are reshaping societies.  It encourages investigation of the interplay between modern and traditional factors in shaping socio-cultural identities.  This issue focuses on theoretical and methodological analyses of multiple modernities as an approach to understanding social transformations in different social settings.
Contents of Volume 1, number 2:
Opening the debate
The End of European Modernity?
Peter Wagner

Evolutionary Modernization Theory: Why People’s Motivations are Changing
Ronald F. Inglehart

Apologia of Modernity
Victor Martianov

Historical Responsibility, Historical Perspective
Daria Tomiltseva
Book Reviews

Russia in search of ideologies: the transformation of value-based regulators in modern societies (2016). Viktor Martianov, Leonid Fishman (Eds.)
Elena Kochunkhova

Olga Shaburova, The Soviet World in Postcards (2017) Moscow-Ekaterinburg: “Kabinetnyj uchenyj”
Lilia Nemchenko
New WVS-based Publications
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