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Andreas Hövermann

Andreas Hövermann
Hans-Böckler-Foundation · Forschungsförderung and WSI

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Analyzing the crises´s impact on right-wing populist attitudes, conspiracy myths & on social inequality more generally

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Introduction
Andreas Hövermann is working at Hans-Böckler-Foundation (the research foundation of German unions) in a project on work and anti-democratic attitudes. He holds a Dr. phil. from the Department of Sociology at Bielefeld University and studied Sociology and Social Psychology. He was a DFG Research Fellow at UAlbany (NY) as Post-Doc. His research interests are Prejudice, Hate Crimes, Marketization, Anomie, Social Inequality & Conspiracy Myths. Twitter: Andreas Hövermann, andreas-hoevermann.com
Additional affiliations
January 2020 - present
Hans-Böckler-Foundation
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Researching Right-wing populist attitudes in Germany in the context of the workplace.
June 2017 - September 2019
University at Albany, The State University of New York
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • 2 year-research stay with a scholarship by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Topic: "Institutional Integration, Marketized Mentality, and Group-focused Enmity: Understanding the Structural and Cultural Sources of Group Prejudice and its Consequences"
January 2017 - present
Bielefeld University
Position
  • Researcher
Education
January 2013 - April 2013
July 2010 - April 2016
Bielefeld University
Field of study
  • Sociology
September 2006 - February 2007
Saint Petersburg State University
Field of study
  • European Societies

Publications

Publications (53)
Book
This report is the very first to supply comprehensive and comparable data about the extent of prejudice and discrimination against the main target groups in eight selected European countries. This representative data, based on the findings of a research project on group-focused enmity in Europe (GFE Europe) initiated by the University of Bielefeld,...
Thesis
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The cumulative dissertation-project “Anomia, institutional Anomie and Prejudices – the contribution of chosen anomie-theoretical approaches for explaining Group-focused Enmity” consists of scientific articles analyzing both theoretically and empirically coherences between societal Anomie and the distribution of prejudices. By applying various conce...
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We analyze the individual-level and school-level determinants of delinquency through the lens of a macro-sociological theory of crime—institutional anomie theory (IAT). The concept of a “marketized mentality” is introduced as a predictor of students’ delinquency, along with an egoistic/competitive school culture—a feature of the school community. F...
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This study examines the impact of macrolevel indicators of social environment on officially recorded crime motivated by racial bias and xenophobia across 44 regions in 7 European nations between 2002 and 2011. In doing so, we estimate multilevel Poisson regression growth models where time is nested within subnational units, which avoids direct comp...
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The present study builds upon prior research that has suggested that the social psychological concept of “marketized mentality” (MM) can serve as a conceptual lynchpin to facilitate multilevel analyses informed by Institutional Anomie Theory (IAT), a macrosociological theory of crime. We examine the connection between a societal indicator of instit...
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This study aims to shed further light on the emergence of ageist attitudes by introducing a theoretically grounded mechanism that helps explain why older persons appear as burdensome by segments of society. We introduce the concept of “marketized mentality” (MM), which depicts a strong personal commitment to the principal values associated with the...
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Die sichtbaren, massiv von Skepsis, Misstrauen und Verschwörungsmythen durch-zogenen Querdenker-Proteste sind das eine, nämlich der sehr sichtbare Ausdruck der Unzufriedenheit. Wie sieht es aber mit dem Zuspruch in breiteren Teilen der Bevölkerung aus? Ist die Zustimmung zu den Corona-Zweifeln und Verschwörungsmythen zuletzt im Zuge der Fortschritt...
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The work context and secure integration in the labour market provide protection from right-wing populist and misanthropic attitudes. These attitudes referred to collectively as anti-democratic are often found in situations where there is a lack of security, recognition and self-efficacy in the workplace. Furthermore, the experience of digital trans...
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The paper reports findings from a crowdsourced replication. Eighty-four replicator teams attempted to verify results reported in an original study by running the same models with the same data. The replication involved an experimental condition. A “transparent” group received the original study and code, and an “opaque” group received the same unde...
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The contribution at hand is based on a representative survey of the German population conducted in 2018 and is embedded in the above-mentioned research. In a first exploratory step, we surveyed the concepts of Belonging observed in German society, asking participants to assess the importance of various criteria. To identify potential classes of con...
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Findings from 162 researchers in 73 teams testing the same hypothesis with the same data reveal a universe of unique analytical possibilities leading to a broad range of results and conclusions. Surprisingly, the outcome variance mostly cannot be explained by variations in researchers’ modeling decisions or prior beliefs. Each of the 1,261 test mod...
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How much strain is perceived by the working population in Germany during the pandemic? Particular focus is on parents, women, and respondents with low-income as they report the highest strain. Based on 4-wave panel data from Hans-Böckler-Foundation working force panel. Full study can be downloaded here: https://www.wsi.de/de/faust-detail.htm?sync...
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Institutional anomie theory (IAT) describes the potentially criminogenic impact of economically dominated social institutions. Although originally cast at the macro level of society, more efforts have emerged lately to capture the IAT framework on the individual level, resulting in a need for appropriate measures representing the presumed marketiza...
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The article analyses the prevalence of income cuts during the Covid-19 pandemic and their impact on already existing social inequality in Germany using representative data from two waves (N = 6309) of the “labor force survey“. Analyses reveal that almost one third of Germany´s working population have had to suffer reductions in income, with all the...
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COVID-19 wird die soziale Ungleichheit in Deutschland weiter verschärfen: Haushalte mit geringerem Einkommen sind häufiger und stärker von corona-bedingten Einbußen betroffen. Analysen zum Stand der Einkommensungleichheit und Handlungsbedarf in der Krise. Frei zum download: https://www.boeckler.de/pdf/p_wsi_report_62_2020.pdf
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Der Policy Brief erkundet, basierend repräsentativer Daten der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung-Erwerbspersonenbefragung, wie weit kritische Einstellungen zum Umgang mit der Corona-Krise unter den Erwerbspersonen in Deutschland verbreitet sind. Dies umfasst Zweifel an den einschränkenden Maßnahmen, Unterstützung der Anti-Corona-Proteste bis hin zum Teilen von...
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Der Policy-Brief analysiert anhand repräsentativer Daten einer Online-Panel-Studie die Auswirkungen für Erwerbstätige in Folge der Corona-Pandemie. Dabei wird unterschieden zwischen subjektiv empfundenen Sorgen und Belastungen der eigenen finanziellen und wirtschaftlichen Situation und bereits erfahrenen Einbußen. Die insgesamt explorativ vorgehend...
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Der Bericht analysiert, inwieweit der Klimawandel Deutschland bewegt und wie sich einzelne Bevölkerungsgruppen in ihrer Sorge um den Klimawandel unterscheiden. Ein für die deutsche Wahlbevölkerung repräsentatives Panel, in dem dieselben Personen mehrmals zwischen 2017 und 2019 befragt wurden, zeigt, dass die Sorge um den Klimawandel weit in der Bev...
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This study examines the conditions under which increased immigration rates serve as a catalyst for right-wing politically motivated crime across 16 German regions. The main objective is to focus on regional immigration rates as a potential trigger for threat perceptions by not only testing their principal effects but also by considering their inter...
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Institutional Anomie Theory (IAT) was originally formulated as a quintessentially macro-level theory of crime focused on the properties of large-scale social systems. The main substantive claim of the theory is that an institutional structure characterized by the dominance of the economy over other, non-economic institutions tends to be conducive t...
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This chapter presents the current evolving research program of Institutional Anomie Theory (IAT)—originally a macro-social theory of crime that incorporates the potentially destructive tendencies inherent in market capitalist economies. By focusing on basic features of social organization, IAT locates the sources of crime in cultural pressures towa...
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Objectives This study introduces an indicator of racial out-group marriage to the research on hate crime. Drawing upon a variant of group threat theory, we hypothesize that Black out-group marriage with Whites will be positively related to anti-Black hate crime rates insofar as such marriages are perceived as transgressions of cultural boundaries....
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This study builds upon an evolving research agenda by assessing the utility of three predictors of anti-immigrant attitudes: a “marketized mentality,” its aggregated level analogue – a “marketized anomic culture,” and an institutional imbalance characterized by the dominance of the economy over other social institutions. Drawing upon Institutional...
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In an era of mass migration, social scientists, populist parties and social movements raise concerns over the future of immigration-destination societies. What impacts does this have on policy and social solidarity? Comparative cross-national research, relying mostly on secondary data, has findings in different directions. There is a threat of sele...
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In Deutschland lassen sich aktuell zahlreiche Mobilisierungen rechter Stimmungslagen beobachten. Diese finden auch auf politisch-parlamentarischer Ebene zunehmend Ausdruck, beispielsweise im sukzessiven Erstarken der sogenannten Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) (vgl. Decker 2015; Häusler/Roeser 2015) seit 2014, das bis heute in der deutschen Parte...
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Der vorliegende Bericht ist eine Bestandsaufnahme über abwertende Einstellungen und diskriminierende Vorurteile in Deutschland und Europa. Er diskutiert und definiert zentrale Begriffe der Vorurteilsforschung, die für die Entwicklung von Maßnahmen zur Vorurteilsreduktion beitragen. Dazu dokumentiert er unterschiedliche Perspektiven auf diese Phänom...
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Inwieweit lässt sich der Rechtsruck, den die AfD in den letzten Jahren vollzogen hat, auch in den Einstellungen derer, die mit ihr sympathisieren und sie wählen wollen, nachzeichnen? Wie haben sich die menschenfeindlichen und rechtsextremen Einstellungen der AfD-Sympathisanten zwischen 2014 und 2016 verändert? Welche Rolle spielen stark marktförmig...
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This research builds upon prior efforts to transport insights from a macro-sociological theory of crime – Institutional Anomie Theory (IAT) – to enhance understanding of an important individual-level phenomenon in advanced capitalist societies – a ‘marketized mentality’. Such a mentality entails a strong commitment to the utilitarian, instrumental...
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In the last 20 years football fandom in Germany has undergone a meaningful change. The purpose of the paper at hand is to address this change and to develop an advanced and revised typology of football fans focusing on potential conflicts. The study is based on an extensive quantitative online survey of German football fans (n = 6,327) of more than...
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In der letzten „Mitte-Studie der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung („Fragile Mitte – Feindselige Zustände“) konnten wir zeigen, wie sehr mit einer unternehmerischen Selbstoptimierungsnorm („sei erfolgreich“) scharfe Wettbewerbsideologien und ausgrenzende, ökonomistische Bewer-tungen von Menschen einhergehen. Das haben wir als marktförmigen Extremismus be-ze...
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Zusammenfassung: Der Beitrag problematisiert und prüft empirisch die Verbreitung neoliberaler Ideologien in Form von Wettbewerbsideologien und Anpassungen an das Leitbild des unternehmerischen Selbst in der deutschen Bevölkerung anhand einer für Deutschland repräsentativen Bevölkerungsumfrage. Diese Normen und Mythen werden mit gezieltem Blick in d...
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This paper discusses systematically different concepts of anomie as an explanation of Group-focused Enmity (GFE) against selected groups in society. The GFE research programme has demonstrated the utility of applying the concept of ‘anomia’ – an individual reaction to disruptions in the normative order – to explain prejudices against vulnerable gro...
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Prejudices legitimize the discrimination against groups by declaring them to be of unequal, especially of less, worth. This legitimizing power is highly relevant in social conflicts of modern societies that are governed by market-oriented value systems. However, prejudice research has yet to be linked to sociological discourses on the marketization...
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full download on http://www.fes-gegen-rechtsextremismus.de/pdf_14/FragileMitte-FeindseligeZustaende.pdf
Conference Paper
Diverse concepts of anomie have been prominent in explanations of crime over the past hundred years. More recently individual anomia has proven to be of high value for explaining prejudices toward weak groups. This paper argues that the anomie-theoretical approach in criminology of Institutional Anomie Theory provides a fruitful framework for under...
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Der Artikel nimmt anhand repräsentativer Daten aus vier deutschen Städten eine lokalräumliche Perspektive auf die Frage ein, wie Anomie zu Abwertungen führt. Erkenntnisinteresse ist es den komplexen Wirkungszusammenhang aus soziodemographischer Benachteiligung, wahrgenommener Krisenbedrohung und Anomia zur Erklärung von Gruppenbezogener Menschenfei...
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Es wird empirisch untersucht, inwieweit verallgemeinerte ökonomische Orientierungen in der deutschen Bevölkerung mit der Abwertung von als unprofitabel angesehenen Gruppen wie Menschen mit Behinderung, Obdachlosen und Langzeitarbeitslosen in Zusammenhang stehen.
Conference Paper
Economic crises leave their prints in societal relations. We explore one of these traces focusing on the link between values, deprivation, prejudices and solidarity. We assume that crises are accompanied by severe feelings of threat and these endanger those values protecting subdominant groups. This dynamic leads to challenges of solidarity for ind...
Book
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An analysis of anti-democratic mentalities in eight European countries prepared by Prof. Dr. Andreas Zick, Dr. Beate Küpper and Andreas Hövermann for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation’s Project on Combating Right-wing Extremism (Forum Berlin). complete book: http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/do/07905-20110311.pdf
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In dem in den Deutschen Zuständen, Folge 9 erschienenen Artikel „Keine Rücksicht auf Fremde und Hilfeempfänger - Die Folgen der Krisenbedrohung für die Entsolidarisierung“ wird ein Modell getestet, das aufzeigt, wie eine empfundene Krisenbedrohung zu Vorurteilen und schließlich zu einer Entsolidarisierung gegenüber schwachen Gruppen führt. Hier bil...

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Projects (9)
Project
Describing recent changes in inequality, worries, and attitudes in Germany amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
Project
Papers exploring the causes and mechanisms of hate/bias crime in different contexts and countries (U.S., European countries, Germany)