The aim of this symposium is to bring together researchers of different disciplines to shed light on the role that institutions play in the inclusion and exclusion of individuals and groups in modern society.
Questions that are discussed include: Which roles have institutions and institutional change played over the last decades in the development of in- and exclusion? How do local governments use laws and regulations to either include or exclude refugees? How does the institutional setup of educational systems affect patterns of societal exclusion by socioeconomic background, ethnicity and gender? What role do the media play in the marginalization of women at all levels of society? And by which subtle psychological mechanisms are social inequalities between groups maintained?
This symposium will be especially of interest to scholars who want to discuss and learn about topics related to social inequality and social exclusion from multiple scientific perspectives.
Please note: unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, prof. dr. Barbara Oomen will not be able to attend and present her work. We are very pleased dr. Moritz Baumgärtel from University College Roosevelt was willing to come to the symposium in her place. He will share his thoughts on “Human rights and the reception and integration of refugees by local governments in Europe”.