Dumitru Sandu

Dumitru Sandu
University of Bucharest | Unibuc · Faculty of Sociology and Social Work

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Introduction
Dumitru Sandu currently works at the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest. Dumitru does research in Migration and Development, Quantitative Social Research, Urban/Rural Sociology and Social Stratification. One of his current project is 'Local human development (LHD) measures in Romania.'
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September 1992 - present
University of Bucharest
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Courses on migration, space development, public opinion research
January 1992 - present
University of Bucharest
Position
  • Professor
Education
September 1967 - September 1971
University of Bucharest
Field of study
  • sociology

Publications

Publications (327)
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The article addresses the problem of status inconsistency as a predictor of public action attitudes. Its first basic hypothesis is that democratic, authoritarian, participatory and rebellion attitudes towards the way in which public problems are solved can be identified as relevant social types in a transition society. Specific social segments are...
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The study considers remittances as part of the lifeworlds of immigrants in multiple interactions with return intentions and communication with those left behind. This is an alternative view of the standard approach to remittances as a possible source of development or as a variable to be explained by family solidarity, investment projects or the re...
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If the percentage of similarity is small, is it no longer a case of plagiarism? How do we calculate the percentage of similarity in TURNITIN or similar? Do we report the number of similar words to the few pages examined or to the entire work? Questions of this kind are formulated in connection with the plagiarism of one of the current ministers in...
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The article targets the reasons that are behind behaviour orientation in the vaccination process against COVID-19. The data we are using come from the Flash Eurobarometer 494, collected in May 2021. The key dependent variable puts together vaccination intentions (soon, later on in 2021, undecided, later, never) and the fact of being vaccinated or n...
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Dumitru Sandu How to understand variations in regional demographic vitality in a country? The answer is given for the case of Romania by considering its regions, on the one hand, in an European context and, on the other hand as aggregates of local administrative units. The demographic vitality is measured-at local, regional and country level-by a t...
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The data file includes values of the local human development index for communes and cities of Romania, using non-census data for the period 2016-2018. References and technical details are in the data file comments of the sav file.
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What does the balance of attitudes towards the anti-COVID-19 vaccination look like in an eastern European Society? We compared what the Romanians in Romania, interviewed on the subject in the Flash Eurobarometer 494, say with what those from other European Union countries said. From the "discussion with the data" we understood that there are not on...
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Input data for the discussion on how many Romanians are abroad and how to stimulate return migration.
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How many Romanians are abroad? What are the main changes in emigration streams from Romania during COVID-19? What is the news on Romanian emigration in the light of the last national census? What could be done to stimulate the return migration in the reference origin country? Discussion of Dumitru Sandu with Razvan Botea ,Ziarul Financiar, August 2...
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The article aims to understand human development at the level of the communes in Romania. The context of development is given by the community capitals associated with the population, the urban region, the cultural area, the natural environment, and the historical conditioning of development. The main dependent variable is measured both quantitativ...
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Background. Are local communities relevant units for the analysis of anti-COVID 19 vaccination? This is the question we are addressing here for the case of Romania as an Eastern European society. Methods. To answer the question we used multiple regression models to predict cumulative rates of vaccination in rural communes and cities or towns of the...
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This is an analysis of conditions favouring the cumulative COVID-19 infection rates between February 2020 and April 2021 in Romania, as an Eastern European society, at the local community level. What are the socio-demographic and location profiles of the local communities by considering their infection rates with SARS-COV-2 at the beginning of the...
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În 2019, mai mult de jumătate dintre tinerii adulți de gen masculin, de 25-34 de ani, din România, locuiau în continuare cu părinții. Ce s-a întâmplat cu acest fenomen, odată cu venirea pandemiei de COVID-19? Fetele din aceeași grupă de vârstă de 25-34 de ani erau la fel de orientate spre amânarea separării de gospodăria părinților? Cum se situează...
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Prezentarea identifica principalele consecinte contradictorii ale migratiei in strainatate asupra dezvoltarii - la nivel comunitar, regional si sectorial - in cadrul dezbaterii organizate de catre subcomisia pentru populatie si dezvltare din Senatul Romaniei impreuna cu Fondul Natiunilor Unite pentru Populatie, in noiembrie 2010.
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How to understand the dynamics of Romanian immigration to Spain through the medium of the concepts of `social world` and `home orientation of immigrants`? For the use of the second concept see Sandu, D. (2010). Home orientation in transnational spaces of Romanian migration. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai-Sociologia, 55(2), 15-36.
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Resumen: El artículo muestra los resultados de un censo co-munitario sobre la migración temporal, llevado a cabo en las alde-as de Rumanía. Para cada una de éstas, los encuestadores han lle-nado un cuestionario relativo al perfil socio-demográfico de la migración temporal al extranjero. Los datos permiten identificar patrones de migración en funció...
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This short presentation is about the communities of research practice facilitated by Professor Henri H. Stahl (HHS). Own experience of being a student, doctoral student, and young researcher under the mentorship of HHS served as a ground for reconstructing the style of HHS as a facilitator of communities of research practice. The space of Stahl’s c...
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O evaluare a contextelor locale care au (de)favorizat autorecenzările pentru recensământul populației și locuințelor 2022 (RPL 2022), după o săptămână de la începerea procesului de autocompletare a chestionarelor, poate fi utilă pentru cunoasterea de început a procesului de modernizare a recensămintelor dar și pentru orientarea practicilor de comun...
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Almost 80% of the high school students from Bucharest interviewed in a recent survey were of the opinion that it is not a severe mistake if you take a short text, of over 10-15 words, and do not put quotes for citation, if you specify the source. Is the percentage high, small, moderate? Does the omission of marking by quotation marks really matter...
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The article targets the reasons that are behind behaviour orientation in the vaccination process against COVID-19. The data we are using come from the Flash Eurobarometer 494, collected in May 2021. The key dependent variable puts together vaccination intentions (soon, letter on in 2021, undecided, later, never ) and the fact of being vaccinated or...
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`Using descriptive and explanatory statistical approaches, Romania and its NUTS 3 regions were put into the EU context and analysed over time. They revealed that internal regional disparities continued to grow even after the country’s EU accession despite the available European funds. The causal patterns of disparities’ dynamics are different and a...
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Universitatea București (UB) a realizat, în 2018, un sondaj pe teme de integritate academică (IA) la nivelul studenților din facultățile constituente, disponibil prin date de sinteză si rezultate de analiză la t.ly/k3do . Ulterior aceeași echipă formată din profesorii Corina Brăgaru Ilinca, Dumitru Sandu și Marian Vasile, reia tema la nivelul licee...
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The purpose of this chapter is to help inform some public strategies designed to lead to the community-based regional development by understanding the demographic mechanisms of such a process. Usually, territorial development strategies aim for economic or social goals: how to increase the economic competitiveness of certain communities or regions...
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The index is conceived as a measure of human development at the local level, starting from the idea that each local community has a total capital that could be measured by indices concerning health, housing conditions, and connectivity to other communities by the internet. The indicators are aggregated in a local human development index by a factor...
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Cum putea fi o teza de doctorat la sociologie, in Romania anilor 70, la Universitatea Bucuresti, sectia de sociologie a Facultatii de „Filozofie” ? Mai exista si altceva in afara ideologiei de partid ? Cercetare empirica, analiza conceptuala, documentare din literatura de specialitate occidentala, analiza cantitativa elaborata pe linia Raymond Boud...
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The chapter explores the diversity of Romanian small settlements from the point of view of their development. Human development of a village or of a town sublocality is given by its community capital in terms of stocks of education, employment, working age population, mobility experience of its population and housing. This is a comprehensive view a...
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Rezultate ale cercetarii din satul Teiu, judetul Arges, realizate sub conducerea profesorului Henri H. Stahl, in cadrul proiectului de licenta. Teza poate fi relevanta nu numai tematic, in legatura cu migratia interna si (ne)integrarea tineretului pentru satul acelei perioade , ci si metodologic. Era o prima aplicare a ceea ce invatasem de la H. H....
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Fisierul contine datele rezultate din sondajul Barometru de Opinie Publica (BOP) din octombrie 2007. Sondajul a fost comandat de catre Fundatia Soros Romania ,culegerea datelor a fost realizata de catre The Gallup Organization Romania iar controlul in teren asupra modului de realizare a sondajului de catre AB Research Group. Chestionarul a fost pro...
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Sondajul a fost realizat in noiembrie 2000 prin finantarea de catre Fundatia pentru o Societate Deschisa, pe un esantion reprezentativ la nivel national , de 1775 persoane. Culegerea datelor a fost facuta de catre Centrul de Sociologie Urbana si Regionala. Esantionul, proiectat de Dumitru Sandu - probabilist, tristadial, cu stratificare in primul s...
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This is an analysis of local and regional conditions favouring the COVID-19 infections in Romanian local communities, between February 2020 and April 2021. The general hypothesis that is tested here is that reported infections with the new coronavirus are higher in communities with higher social interactions. These interactions are favoured by soci...
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The data basis includes the results of two surveys in Focsani and Alexandria microregions included into the survey Living temporary abroad, 2006 (see the research report https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329674051_MIGRATIA_TEMPORARA_IN_STRAINATATE_1990-2016)
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What are the key factors explaining the variation of the rates of COVID-19 vaccination at local level in Romania. A theoretical model is constructed on the basis of a set of hypotheses involving as predictors local human development, previous rates of infection with the virus, locality positions in urban regions, and cultural areas of locality loca...
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Interviul incearca sa descifreze semnificatia sociologica a protestului semnat de mai multe ONG-uri si de catre mai multi intelectuali din mediu universitar si de cercetare, in raport cu tentativa de sustinere institutionala, mascata, a plagiatului, prin proiectul de regulament si de metodologii semnat de catre ministrul educatiei Sorin Campeanu, i...
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Interviul este centrat pe tema dispartitatilor de dezvoltar ela nivel local-regional in Romania, pornind de la analizele favorizate de indicele dezvoltarii umane locale (IDUL) 2018, calculat pentru fiecare dintre comunele si orasele tarii. Plansele disponibile pe acest suport au servit ca baza pentru unele dintre analizele din interviu. Discutia in...
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Cât și cum contează experiența de migrație în străinătate pentru modernizarea localităților din România? La această întrebare am încercat să răspund în dialog cu Alina Mărculescu Matiș (AMM) de la panorama.ro. Vezi AMM, 13 iulie 2021, „Tot ce a pierdut și a câștigat România din cauza exodului”, disponibil la https://panorama.ro/obsesie/diaspora-ce-...
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Local human development index (LHDI/IDUL) measures human development at local level for communes and urban settlements in Romania. The chapter presents the methodology for updating LHDI 2002 and LHDI 2011 with data from 2018. The updated version is tested for validity. A guide for using it is also presented. Values for LHDI/IDUL for 2018 and associ...
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The file resulted from a survey on 1400 adult person in Romania, in 2006, on temporary migration abroad. The survey was carried out in August 2006 by Gallup Organisation within the project Public Opinion Barometer of The Open Society Foundation - Romania. It was used a two stage probabilistic sample with stratification in the first stage. Its repre...
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This is an analysis of local and regional conditions favouring the COVID-19 infections in Romanian local communities, between February 2020 - April 2021. The general hypothesis that is tested here is that reported infections with the new coronavirus are higher in communities of higher social interactions. These interactions are favoured by socio-hu...
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Raportul de cercetare `Disparitati regionale in Romania: 1990-1994` (1996) a fost elaborat in cadrul programului PHARE Regional Policy Analysis & Development si a stat la baza documentului fondator `Carta Verde. Politica de dezvoltare regionala in Romania. 1997`. Multe dintre caracteristicile disparitatilor regionale de la inceputul tranzitiei post...
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De unde vin ariile culturale de mod de viață ale României de azi? Din regiunile istorice, ar fi un prim răspuns. Din istoria de lungă durată a țării care a modelat în timp diferențele dintre Muntenia, Moldova și Transilvania, cele trei mari provincii din spațiul de azi al României, plus Dobrogea, Oltenia, Banatul , Crișana-Maramureș și orașul capit...
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Suport de curs pe tema Analiză socială cantitativă în dezvoltarea regională la programul de master Amenajarea teritoriului si dezvoltarea regionala, UAUIM, 2012
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Aproape un sfert dintre românii din diaspora au votat surprinzător la parlamentarele din șase decembrie 2020, în favoara unui partid cvasi-necunoscut-Asociația pentru Unirea Românilor (AUR). De ce? Este, practic, o scindare a diasporei românești pe linie ideologică?
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Contextul local al votului in 2020 ConLoVot20: baza de date excel. Variabilele de comportament electoral comunitar au fost generate prin agregarea datelor descarcate de pe site-ul Autoritatii Electorale Permanente (AEP), la nivel de sectie de votare, la alegerile locale (numai pentru consilieri locali ) si parlamentare 2020. Datele demografice prov...
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Contextul local al votului in 2020 ConLoVot20: baza de date SPSS. Variabilele de comportament electoral comunitar au fost generate prin agregarea datelor descarcate de pe site-ul Autoritatii Electorale Permanente (AEP) la nivel de sectie de votare la alegerile locale (numai pentru consilieri locali ) si parlamentare 2020. Datele demografice provin...
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Votul de la parlamentarele din 6 decembrie 2020 a surprins, la nivel de rezultate, prin ierarhii neașteptate și apariții noi pe scena partidelor politice. De ce ierarhiile de vot de la localele din septembrie 2020 au dispărut în două luni de zile? De ce trendul de gândire critică de după 10 august 2018, care a susținut partide precum PNL sau USR-PL...
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Results of the Cultural Consumption Barometer 2019 are used to identify patterns of leisure time culture by cultural and socio-demographic spaces in Romania. Cultural areas as clusters of counties with similar socio-cultural profiles at the level of 2018 year proved to be a significant differential factor for cultural consumption in public spaces....
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Interview on the dynamics of voting behaviour in Romania for the newsletter Romanian Dispatch, Issue no. 16, 2020
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În prima secțiune prezentăm profilul de migrație potențială a studenților români comparativ cu pofilele de migrație potențială a comunităților studențești din alte opt țări europene, pornind de la datele sondajului YMOBILITY . Secțiunea a doua a materialului evidențiază caracteristici ale migrației potențiale a studenților din România prin comparaț...
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Research Integrity Code of the Ethic National Council, Ministry of Education and Research, Romania, 2020
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.Aproximativ o treime din noua diasporă românească se află în Italia. Este mult , este puțin? Din ce punct de vedere nouă? Și, indiferent de estimarea cantitativă, cât de specific este profilul acestei diaspore ? Cât contează diasporele românești pentru cei care au rămas acasă, pentru procesele sociale,economice, culturale și politice ale țării? Su...
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How voting patterns in local communities relate to community and regional profiles by human development, social capital and political culture? Answers to these family of questions are offered on the basis of voting patterns in local elections in Romania in 2020 and community characteristics. Seven categories of community votes are significantly ass...
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This short article is targeted to analyse to what degree the urban regions in Romania condition human development of their proximate local communities. The nine regions we are referring to here are analytical, with rather fuzzy borders, not normative ones (like counties, for example). They are delineated function of the shortest Euclidean distance...
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Sunt prezentate cinci modele de regresie pentru predictia profilurilor de vot la nivel de comunitate (unitate administratv teritoriala UAT) in alegerile din 2014 si 2019 din Romania. Intereseaza in special experientele de migratie in strainatate ca predictori ai profilului de vot pentru UAT.
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Tezele de disertație la master sunt sau, după caz, ar trebui să fie, lucrări de cercetare la început de carieră sau spre ciclul doctoral. Prezentul ghid este menit să faciliteze o tranziție de succes în acest proces. Accentul este pe principii și reguli de bună practică în domeniul, pentru sociologie sau pentru discipline sociale cu care sociologii...
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Interviu acordat de Dumitru Sandu pentru Magda Jitareanu-Ziare.com, 15 aprilie 2020
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Din punctul meu de vedere, tema esentiala a intregii discutii poate fi rezumata prin formularea 'Prima miscare sociala anti-imigratie din Romania: Paradoxul Ditrau'. De ce cred ca este un paradox? Din simplul motiv ca, in baza cercetarilor anterioare, asteptarile pe care le avem, ca sociologi, sunt ca in comunitatile romanesti in care numarul de pl...
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Un procent foarte mare dintre tinerii români de 25-34 de ani, respectiv 42%, locuiau, în 2018, împreună cu părinții. Este mult-puțin, bine sau rău? Sau ce se află dincolo de bine și rău dar semnificativ pentru problematica socială a României? Este clar, chiar fără multe analize de specialitate, că ponderea ridicată a conlocuirilor părinți-copii de...
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The slides introduce an online survey on perceptions of members of the research community from Romania on challenges they are confronted with, in terms of human resources, research infrastructure, and financing as related to the project Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) .
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This is a second part of the article on the sociological interpretation of the results of the presidential elections in Romania, November 2019. The main dependent variable is the rate of the net increse of votes for each of the two final candidates at the local community level. The intercommunity variation of this rate is explained by community vot...
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The article targets the explanation of the variation in voting profiles of local communities, on the one hand, and community culture and voting memory on the other hand for the first tour of the presidential election in Romania from November 10th, 2019. The community culture that could be relevant for the voting patterns is measured by migration ab...
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This cultural typology is constructed by a cluster analysis function of education stock , share of internal immigrants, share of religious minorities, share of ethnc Hungarians and the degree of isolation of the village. Each of the over 12 thousands villages are identified to be in one of the six categories of traditional by education, traditional...
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The file (UrbRegData) makes accessible a new index of urban connectedness (IURCON) for each commune or city (territorial administrative units TAU) in the country and, also , a classification of TAU function of their belonging to a certain urban region in Romania. The index is a measure of how close each TAU in the country is to the nearest small to...
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Un astfel de cod, cu nume ușor diferit, era promis printr-o lege din 2003. Atunci doritorul de moralitate în cercetare științifică afla, prin articolul 38 al legii 319 că "In termen de 6 luni de la intrarea in vigoare a prezentei legi, autoritatea de stat pentru cercetare-dezvoltare va elabora Codul de etică si deontologie profesională, a personalu...
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Cum a marcat protestul disporei din 10 august 2018 societatea romaneasca? Există semnificații comune între miscarea sociala a diasporei si protestele publice impotriva mediului instituional care a favorizat tragedia de la Caracal ? Interviu acordat Magdei Gradinaru, publicat in Ziare.com, 10 august 2019
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De ce, frecvent , sondajele din România, din 1990 până azi, nu au dat predicții corecte la alegeri politice sau la referendum? Aș începe discuția cu o primă concluzie. Este vorba de lipsă de onestitate sau de profesionalism, sau și de una și de alta, din parte institutelor de sondaj care eșuează în procesul de cercetare. În al doilea rând aș adăuga...
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Why some surveys are not trustworthy? Survey results are used to testing the answer at the population level. How to present the survey researches, if valid, to increase their trustworthiness?
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Forma actualizata a acestuii document si aprobata in noiembrie 2021 de catre CNECSDTI este disponibila la http://www.research.gov.ro/uploads/sistemul-de-cercetare/organisme-consultative/cnecsdti/2020/ghid-integritate-in-cercetarea-stiintifica-cne-2020.pdf Un cod de etică a cercetării științifice este un produs îndelung amânat în spațiul public rom...
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An analysis of the voting profiles for more than 9000 local communities at the Parliamentary Elections from May 2019. Published in Contributors.ro, June 14th 2019
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An analysis of dynamics and motivations of voting intentions of Romanians for the EU Parliamentary Elections from May 26, 2019. Published in Contributors.ro, May 26th , 2019
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The chapter is about levels and types of academic integrity to students from University of Bucharest. Profiles of integrity for students are compared to profiles of their professors and among different categories of students (licence, master and doctoral degree). The theory of planed behaviors ground the construction of the operational model for th...
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1. Dezvoltarea durabilă în România este negativ afectată nu numai de exodul de populație aptă de muncă și de funcționarea deficitară a piețelor de muncă sectoriale (construcții, industrie hotelieră, sănătate etc.). 2. Contează din ce în ce mai mult, și din păcate la modul negativ, și relațiile dintre statul român și comunitățile din diaspora (CD)....
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Three types of challenges are considered for the case of measuring migration by censuses in rather poor and high emigration societies: a) underestimation of temporary emigration at origin, b) mapping out complexities of causal relations involving migration and c) finding appropriate questions to capturing very important problems for the society whe...
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Motivation, intentions, channels and behavior patterns of migration are analysed by comparing youth from nine European countries on the basis of an unique large survey. All these are considered in the frame of the migration process as structured by spheres of life, experiences, countries and regions. Key findings are inputs for migration policy stu...
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The slides present determinants and motivations of the youth migration in nine European countries. Motives are considered by their intensity and type for the first migration, return and intentions to (re)migrate. The data come from a large survey of YMOBILITY (Youth Mobility: maximizing opportunities for individuals, labor markets and regions in Eu...
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Materialul prezintă percepții sociale și valori ale românilor așa cum au rezultat din analiza sondajelor Eurobarometru , pentru perioada 2004-2013. Sunt surprinse, în formă sintetică, schibările de stare de spirit în România socială, înainte și după aderarea la Uniunea Europeană, înainte de criza globală din 2009-2011 și după. Accesul la microdate...
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Discuție la Speranța TV cu Cristian Măgură pe teme de migrație, natalitate, mortalitate: diagnostic, etiologie, politici. Link: http://www.sperantatv.ro/web/in-obiectiv-tragedia-demografica-a-romaniei-invitat-dumitru-sandu-realizator-cristian-magura-23-01-2019/
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Compararea în timp a fenomenelor de schimbare a domiciliului în plan intern permite o "citire" a semnificației pe care acestea au avut-o pentru dezvoltarea societală. O simplă inspectare a valorilor migrației interne totale din perioada 1991-2016 indică o evoluție în zigzag a fenomenului . Focalizarea pe detalii , pe sub-perioade , poate fi utilă t...
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In ultima jumătate de secol, România a înregistrat trei mari valuri sau perioade de migrație de mare intensitate. Primul , în anii 1971-1981, când aproape două milioane de persoane s-au mutat de la sat la oraș (medie anuală de aproximativ 180 mii de schimbări de domiciliu). Cel deal doilea este valul celor aproximativ 100 mii de sași și șvabi care,...
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Migraţia internă este considerată în acest capitol ca revelator al schimbărilor care au avut loc în România, în profil teritorial, la nivel de mediu rezidenţial şi microregiune. Plecări, sosiri, reveniri, fluxuri şi relaţii între fluxuri interesează din perspectiva schimbărilor care le generează şi a consecinţelor pe care le aduc. Optica dominantă...
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O privire sintetica asupra noilor diaspore romanesti ,constituite dupa 1989, considerate din cinci perspective, folosind surse multiple de date. The new Romanian diasporas constituted after 1989 are considered in a synthetic approach, using multiple data sources.
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Ce inseamna date de buna calitate in cercetarea sociala? Modul de structurare tipologica a spatiului de producere/alegere a datelor de cercetare sociala. Planse de suport pentru o presentare la scoala doctorala de la Facultatea de Sociologie - Universitatea Bucuresti, noiembrie 2018.
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Key principles and findings that could be relevant for migration and diaspora policies in Romania.
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A tentative explanation of the low participation in the family referendum from October 2018 in Romania by the spiral of silence theory. Published in Contributors.ro, October 17, 2018
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It is a multilevel and multi-capital analysis. Community patterns are the most structured ones but they are context bound. The relationship between community profiles and migration characteristics are a different function of the regional context: emigration patterns are context bounded (work emigration is favored by rural residence in Moldova but i...
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The interview was delivered some hours before the starting of the large protest of members of Romanian diasporas in Bucharest, on August 2018. The discussion with the interviewer Magda Gradinaru from Ziare.com allowed a short presentation on the dynamics of the ”new diaspora” in the Romanian public space. The highly unusual meeting of the Romanian...
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This a synthesis of a rather long interview on the challenges of a failed public administration reform in Romania (2013). The interview was focused on the administrative decentralisation by structuring an intermediate regional level between central government and county administration . I gave the interview as a public sociology reading of the dete...
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This is a long term project including data basis that I generated , or I attended, in the area of local human development ,migration, private agriculture, choice behaviours of the population etc., for the case of Romania. Questionnaires for data collection are also provided here.
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Interventions in the public sphere on current time problems of Romania (migration, diasporas, regional development and descentralisation, plagiarism etc.)