Dimensions

This dimension focuses on research that emphasizes the role of political socialization, citizen formation and pro-social behavior in the development of social cohesion. In particular, are studied the links of these phenomena with participation, collective action, social change, the spatial interactions of these in the territory and the evolution of the institutional structures that condition them.

Themes:

o Citizenship and school
o Political socialization
o Altruism, reciprocity and pro-social behavior
o Confrontation, mobilization and social change
o Social movements and collective actions
o Politization of ecosystems and territories
o Pro-social behavior and social change
o Citizenship and political participation
o Right to the city: resistance and participation
o Political and institutional reforms for social cohesion
This dimension is interested in research that analyzes intergroup relations, contact, strong (primary) and weak (secondary) ties of people in relation with attitudes and behaviors and their role in generating more cohesive societies, taking into account the territorial context and their spatial dynamics.

Themes:

o Networks and attitudes
o Acculturation
o Intergroup contact and attitudes linked with social cohesion
o Social capital
o Interpersonal, intergroup and institutional trust
o Political behavior and social network
o Threat perception, in their symbolic and realistic dimensions
This dimension concentrates on research that highlights the role of the individual, his subjectivity and the recognition and linking with other throught the notion of identity. It also invites research on memory, heritage and the influence of history in the construction of collective, ethnic and territorial identities. It emphasizes the role of identity and alterity in social cohesion.

Themes:

o Social identity and cohesion
o Identity and social class
o Subjective experiences and social ties
o Subjective dimensions of conflict
o Moral behavior and social cohesion
o Migration and interculturality
o Memory, history and heritage
o Ethnic and territorial identities
This dimension is oriented to research about how social inequality is perceived, justified and reproduced, how these inequalities changes individuals' life expectancies and how it is possible to measure these effects. It combines agencial and structural dimensions to problematize the notions of justice, merit and redistribution in the contemporary world, as well as the spatial effects of neighborhood and territory that accumulate and aggravate intersectoral inequalities. It analyzes the impact of inequality at different levels, from the individual to the macroeconomy, highlighting the implications of concentration and distribution of resources for social cohesion.

Themes:

o Meritocracy
o Distributive justice
o Role of institutions and/or public policies in social cohesion
o Social mobility
o Socio-spatial segregation
o Neighborhood effects
o Welfare and social cohesion
o Economic effects of inequality
o Determinants of inequality