Dirk Jacobs

Dirk Jacobs
Université Libre de Bruxelles | ULB · Institute of Sociology

PhD in Social Sciences, full professor in sociology

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October 2004 - present
Université Libre de Bruxelles
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Publications (347)
Technical Report
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This report provides a description of the scientific research during the citizen project CurieuzenAir, which has mapped the air quality (atmospheric NO2 concentrations) across the Brussels Capital Region in October 2021. The report describes (1) the data collection with the help of citizens, (2) the quality control and processing of data, and (3)...
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In this paper Jacobs examines the connection between attitudes on migration, perceived threats linked to migration and the (lack of) willingness to help refugees using a data set of twelve countries from a survey project called the Aurora Humanitarian Index. The higher the perceived ethnic threat (economic, cultural or religious), the less willing...
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Research on migrant transnationalism has mostly focused on particular transnational activities, their salience in various contexts and populations, and their relationship with migrant incorporation. Less attention has been paid to the interplay between the different domains of transnationalism (economic, political, and socio-relational) and to the...
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Deze wegwijzer biedt een handig overzicht van praktijken die de professional kan gebruiken om migranten en etnische minderheden te ondersteunen bij drughulpverlening. Deze bevolkingsgroepen vinden immers vaak moeilijk toegang tot de drughulpverlening. Heel wat praktijken in deze wegwijzer kunnen snel en met minimale investering worden ingezet. Tege...
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Ce recueil fournit un aperçu de pratiques que les professionnels peuvent utiliser pour accueillir et accompagner les migrants et les minorités ethniques dans les services de santé et spécialisés en toxicomanie. Ces personnes ont souvent des difficultés d’accès aux soins. Ce recueil souhaite inspirer la mise en place de nouvelles pratiques pour ces...
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Categorisation is a central feature and challenge for social scientific research. Particularly in the field of migration studies, critical reflection on potential bias triggered by categorisation, case study selection, comparative designs (or an absence of a comparative design) and analysis methods is of essential importance. Given that political s...
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In Vlaanderen scoren 15-jarige leerlingen voor leesvaardigheid significant hoger dan het OESO-gemiddelde. Dat is niet het geval bij leerlingen van de Federatie Wallonië-Brussel. Ondanks de grote effectiviteit van het onderwijs in Vlaanderen haalt iets minder dan een zesde van de leerlingen toch niet het minimale vaardigheidsniveau dat nodig is om v...
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En Flandre, les élèves de 15 ans affichent des résultats en lecture significativement supérieurs à la moyenne de l'OCDE. Les élèves de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles se situent, par contre, dans la moyenne. Malgré l’efficacité élevée de l’enseignement en Flandre, environ un sixième des élèves n’atteignent pas le niveau minimal de compétences néce...
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A form processing application (such as HP TeleForm) allows transforming scanned forms in an electronic format. The aim of the contribution is to present the whole development of such a solution in a practical project where the team had no previous knowledge on this matter. We discuss the advantages and the limits of the approach, the changes in the...
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It is well documented that in most European countries migrants have lower educational attainment levels than natives. Access to education for pupils of migrant backgrounds is almost universally guaranteed in the EU, but this does not automatically equate to access to education that is adapted to their specific needs linked to socio-economic disadva...
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A form processing application (such as HP TeleForm) allows transforming scanned forms in an electronic format. The aim of the contribution is to present the whole development of such a solution in a practical project where the team had no previous knowledge on this matter. We discuss the advantages and the limits of the approach, the changes in the...
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Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) is an effective strategy to promote action research regarding health and substance use issues. The London-based Centre for Ethnicity and Health’s CBPR model was replicated in Belgium to study substance use and service utilisation in Bulgarian, Slovakian and Turkish communities in the city of Ghent. This...
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Professionals working in addiction care in both Belgium and other European countries have identified a discrepancy between the prevalence of problem substance use among people with a migration background, and the presence of people with a migration background in treatment facilities. However, little research is currently available on this topic. Th...
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This article investigates the impact of discursive and political opportunity structures on religiosity among Muslims and on perceived distance between Muslims and non-Muslims on the role of religion in society, making use of the EURISLAM-data-set (2010). We will focus on Moroccan, Turkish, Pakistani and ex-Yugoslavian origin samples of migrants of...
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During the last two decades immigrants from outside the European Union have been increasingly granted access to political rights and citizenship. Political elites have de facto and de jure recognised that the presence of migrants is not a temporary phenomenon and that it would constitute a democratic deficit if they were indefinitely kept out of th...
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Ten einde te beantwoorden aan de uitdagingen die aangestipt werden door de evaluatie van het strategisch meerjarenplan 2008-2010 uitgevoerd door South Research, heeft het Centrum voor gelijkheid van kansen en voor racismebestrijding zich voor de periode 2011-2013 van een ambitieus nieuw strategisch plan voorzien1. Onderhavig rapport omvat een evalu...
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We model the dynamics of the two-mode network among directors and boards of voluntary associations, using a stochastic actor-based model, SIENA [12], including the structural effects proposed in [6], and considering the political orientation of associations as a covariate. Using data from [14], we compare the evolution of interlocks among Turkish a...
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Since the federal elections of 2007, and especially since the new elections in 2010 which led to a new government after a world record-breaking 541 days of negotiations, elites from both sides of the language frontier in Belgium have had extreme difficulty in agreeing on nearly anything. As a result, the possibility of dividing the country has been...
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Sinds enkele jaren blijkt uit de PISA-onderzoeken (De Meyer & Warlop, 2010; Baye et alii, 2010) dat België behoort tot de landen met heel grote verschillen tussen de prestaties van allochtone leerlingen en leerlingen zonder immigratieachtergrond (Jacobs et alii, 2009; Jacobs & Rea, 2011). De PISA-analyses zijn belangrijk omdat ze de kloof tussen au...
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In recent years immigrant origin ethnic minorities have become a non-negligible electoral group in Belgian cities. Numerous studies have been undertaken in Belgium on the link between immigrant associational life and political participation and on the profiles of politicians of immigrant origin, but not yet on party choice and voting patterns among...
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Using the data of the EURISLAM project, this article investigates the impact of dramatic events on the public debate with regard to Islam in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK. It assesses the extent to which dramatic events such as 9/11, the bombings in Madrid and London and the murder of Theo Van Gogh in Amsterdam i...
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Jacobs, D. & Callier, L. (2012) "Immigrant Citizen Survey. Regard sur les résultats belges". Bruxelles: Fondation Roi Baudouin, 12p.
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Jacobs, D. & Callier, L. (2012) "Immigrant Citizen Survey. Blik op de Belgische resultaten", Brussel: Koning Boudewijnstichting, 12p.
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Educational performance of migrant children in Belgium examined through the PISA 2009 data.
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Taking Belgium as a case study, this article aims to assess the impact of a foreign conflict (the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Gaza Strip) on intergroup relations in Europe. It asks whether intensification of the conflict in Gaza increases the number of antisemitic incidents in Belgium, and makes use of a database of complaints to the Centru...
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IntroductionCritical Assessment of the “Ethnic Civic Community” ArgumentResearch Projects into Associational Membership and Political Participation of ImmigrantsFirst Results from Empirical Studies in EuropeLack of Social Capital: Receptiveness to (Muslim) RadicalismDiscussionReferences
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Europe stands on the brink of a new era of diversity and immigration. Although many Europeans would prefer to ignore this fact, the signs are everywhere. Societies and politics are being irrevocably changed by their encounters with migrants, both recent and settled. This book pinpoints the specific trends and emerging patterns that allow us to unde...
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Voting behavior among ethnic minorities in Brussels Over the past few years, ethnic minorities of immigrant origin have become a non-negligible segment of the electorate in Belgian cities. This article presents the first analysis of voting patterns among ethnic minorities in Belgium using exit poll data for local elections in three municipalities i...
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Schematically one can distinguish two traditions related to ethnic statistics in Europe. In France, Germany and most southern European countries, the dominant statistical categorisations merely distinguish individuals on the basis of their nationality. In contrast, most northern European countries have been producing data on the ethnic and/or forei...