Josep Lobera

Josep Lobera
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid | UAM · Department of Sociology

PhD

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Introduction
Josep Lobera is a professor of Sociology at the Autonomous University of Madrid and the Tufts University international program. He is currently Editor of the Spanish Journal of Sociology (RES) and the Scientific Editor of the Biennial National Report on Social Perception of Science and Technology in Spain. His research interests are focused on the analysis of public opinion, the political attitudes and the social representations of science and technology.

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In this study we identify, for the first time, social determinants of opposition to artificial intelligence, based on the assessment of its benefits and risks. Using a national survey in Spain (n= 5,200) and linear regression models, we show that common explanations regarding opposition to artificial intelligence, such as competition and relative v...
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Several studies have investigated the motivations driving the use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM). Nevertheless, the general public view of these therapies remains relatively unexplored. Our study identifies the social factors that determine a person’s trust in alternative therapies, like homeopathy or acupuncture, drawing conclusi...
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Recent studies suggest that new parties display new patterns of digital mobilization. We shed light on this debate: do new party supporters engage in online political activities to a greater extent during electoral campaigns? Do they share political images or quotes on social media, participate in political forums, or exchange political messages wi...
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It is well established that people who use complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are, on the whole, more vaccine hesitant. One possible conclusion that can be drawn from this is that trusting CAM results in people becoming more vaccine hesitant. An alternative possibility is that vaccine hesitancy and use of CAM are both downstream conseque...
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Failure of individuals to voluntarily observe regulations and recommendations around mitigating COVID-19 (e.g. social distancing; frequent handwashing) is often cited as a reason why some countries struggled to curtail the spread of the virus. Understanding the factors that are associated with people’s willingness to comply with COVID-19 regulation...
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This paper examines the frequency of midpoint responses in agree/disagree scales in a survey measuring attitudes toward science and scientific policy, a low-salience and difficult topic. It also examines the contribution of individual differences to explain the tendency to select this option. It is assumed that the use of the midpoint “Neither agre...
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The configuration of protests as hybrid media events not only enables them to reach wider audiences but also favors the transformation of those audiences into active publics. In this increasingly common scenario, our study proposes a set of indicators to scrutinize how the public reacts during such hybrid media events, and to test such reactions in...
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Are populism and nationalism two inseparable dimensions? The controversial argument is that both exclusionary and inclusionary populism draw on nationalist representations and traditions to construct their political discourse. In the case of Podemos, several scholars have argued that this party presents a nationalistic character based on its invoca...
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The use of mobile instant messaging services (MIMS) for the dissemination of electoral information has been increasing in recent years. Drawing on a novel dataset from a 2015 post-electoral survey in Spain, we focus on individuals’ digital political behavior, both public and private. Our results show that, in a context of high electoral volatility...
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La ciencia es la principal institución social a la que nuestras sociedades recurren para generar conocimiento veraz. De esta manera, la comunicación de la tecnociencia resulta vital en cualquier crisis societal con altos niveles de incertidumbre. Sin un acceso a información confiable para instituciones, pero también equilibrado entre diferentes gru...
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Understanding the factors associated with vaccine skepticism is challenging because of the “small pockets” problem: the number of highly vaccine-skeptical people is low, and small sub-samples such as these can be missed using traditional regression approaches. To overcome this problem, the current study (N=5200) used latent profile analysis to unco...
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Understanding the factors associated with vaccine skepticism is challenging because of the “small pockets” problem: the number of highly vaccine-skeptical people is low, and small sub-samples such as these can be missed using traditional regression approaches. To overcome this problem, the current study (N=5200) used latent profile analysis to unco...
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Although the under-participation of ethnic minorities in the electoral field is frequently observed, the nuances of their political engagement remain relatively unexplored by scholars. Particularly, little empirical analysis has attempted to identify the barriers faced by first-generation immigrants to adopt a party preference in their host country...
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The present study examines the costs of discrimination and cultural-linguistic differences for the development of migrants’ sense of belonging to the receiving society. Focusing on Latin Americans in Spain allows shedding light on the cultural and linguistic mechanisms involved in this process. Migration scholars have long recognized the importance...
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The various narratives of a conflict play a central role in its development. Not only are they a reflection of the collective memory of the various parties in conflict, but also a functional element in its dynamics. In the case of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, data show that each side’s main narratives are fairly stable over time, and they poss...
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Rationale and Objective It is well established that people who use complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are, on the whole, more vaccine hesitant. One possible conclusion that can be drawn from this is that trusting CAM results in people becoming more vaccine hesitant. An alternative possibility is that vaccine hesitancy and use of CAM are...
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The emergence of inclusive populist parties disputes the social construction of the 'people' to the exclusive populism, recently generating new academic debates. Do the new radical left parties have a nationalist character? Are populism and nationalism two inseparable dimensions? Drawing on an original dataset in Spain, this article shows that Pode...
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Nuestros resultados muestran que las variables sociodemográficas clásicas tienen una menor incidencia en las actitudes hacia la vacunación que otras características psicosociales, y especialmente que los valores y actitudes asociadas a la ciencia y la tecnología. El mayor precursor de la reticencia hacia la vacunación es la desconfianza en la medic...
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Las encuestas de intención de voto son posiblemente el método más difundido para generar estimaciones del resultado de las elecciones. La precisión de un método está fuertemente influenciada por las idiosincrasias de una elección en particular, varía entre elecciones e incluso dentro de una misma campaña. En este artículo comparamos los principales...
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Este artículo analiza la primera experiencia en España de compra pública pre-comercial aplicada a la transferencia del conocimiento. Las evidencias muestran que, más allá de los resultados obtenidos en términos de prototipos innovadores, este tipo de aplicación presenta unas características que potencialmente pueden generar cambios sustanciales en...
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This article analyzes the first experience in Spain of pre-commercial public procurement (PCP) applied to knowledge transfer. The evidence shows that, be- yond the good results obtained in terms of innova- tive prototypes, this type of instrument has charac- teristics that potentially could boost deep changes in the innovation system. Particularly,...
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In this article, we analyse the evolution of electoral information flows in Spain in the digital environment. Three post-electoral surveys (2008, 2011 and 2015) among internet users (N = 4,312) and a series of focus groups enable us to analyse the process of expansion of the Digital Public Sphere (DPS) in Spain. We show that, instead of disintermed...
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La mayoría de los españoles confía en pseudociencias como la homeopatía y la acupuntura: el 59% y 68,6%, respectivamente. Las pseudociencias encuentran mayor aceptación en determinados momentos de la vida y para algunos grupos sociales: mujeres, personas de mediana edad, quienes tienen un mínimo de capacidad económica y quienes viven en grandes ciu...
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En esta comunicación profundizamos el análisis de la tensión entre “más calle o más institucionalización” en los nuevos partidos surgidos de movimientos sociales. Planteamos que esta tensión 1) es inherente en este tipo de nuevas formaciones políticas, y 2) sobre ella orbitan luchas diversas, desde contradicciones entre perspectivas ideológicas dis...
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In contemporary societies, social representations of technoscience have become more complex and polyhedral, moving away from traditional positive conceptions. We explore the growing importance of ambivalence in their analysis, as well as questioning the cognitive deficit model as an explanatory theory. We note that cognitive shortcuts linked to the...
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This article examines the electoral impact of social protest movements, providing new methodological and conceptual approaches to the subject. Two fields of study, social movements and new political parties, seem to have left a sparsely treated gap between the two: the connection between the rise of social movements and the subsequent emergence of...
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This article examines the electoral impact of social protest movements, providing new methodological and conceptual approaches to the subject. Two fields of study, social movements and new political parties, seem to have left a sparsely treated gap between the two: the connection between the rise of social movements and the subsequent emergence of...
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This article focuses on the relationship between digital participation and the digital participation divide. The first concept refers to the use of the Internet to produce cultural goods that are subsequently shared on a global scale; the latter, refers to the inequalities generated by the uneven distribution of these creative uses of the Internet...
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Este artículo se enmarca en el análisis del impacto electoral de movimientos sociales y de protesta. En concreto, examina la cristalización del apoyo al 15-M en apoyo electoral a Podemos tras sus primeros meses de existencia: Para ello proponemos el cálculo de un factor de cristalización electoral para diferentes grupos sociales, lo que nos permite...
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En este trabajo, analizamos los datos de una encuesta a padres y madres de alumnos no universitarios, en 25 territorios con alta diversidad cultural en la que se reflejan las actitudes hacia la presencia de alumnos extranjeros y hacia el uso del hiyab en las escuelas. Los resultados muestran un predominio de las actitudes ambivalentes ante ambas cu...
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The passage of social movements to political parties has been barely treated in the academic literature, but it meets a growing interest. In Spain, certain continuities between 15-M and the emergence of new parties can be observed. This article raised three ideas about the passage of social movements to political parties, which are presented in rel...
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Since May 2011, the Spanish 15-M Movement (commonly referred as los indignados) has become a major player in the domestic political scenario. Public opinion data reveal that there is a cross-sectional support for the 15-M among the general population in Spain, affecting people of different ages, genders, employment situations and levels of urbaniza...
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This paper summarises a study that analyses the surveys of different data bank containing data about social representations on science and technology in Spain, and specifically on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Based on these previous studies we conclude that, contrary to traditional theories of a uniform, positive image, there...
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Nearly one in five women in Spain is dedicated exclusively to unpaid household work. Data from two different methodologies used in the identification and measurement of this activity allows us to observe the ideological loading of the term "housewife": first, the data obtained by the Labour Force Survey, with an etic identification approach; second...
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Cuando se cumple un siglo de la emergencia de la producción en masa y la obsolescencia programada como ejes centrales de la ordenación económica, nos encontramos en un momento crítico del desarrollo de ese modelo al llegar a algunos de sus límites ecológicos y sociales en su expansión y reproducción. ¿Cómo abordar las relaciones entre la sociedad y...
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¿Por qué las universidades españolas necesitan cooperar? La amplia mayoría de los estudios académicos sobre CUD se centran sobre el efecto de la cooperación sobre los países o grupos "receptores" y habitualmente olvidan el análisis de los efectos que reporta (o puede reportar) para las universidades cooperantes. En este sentido, en ocasiones se pue...
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Esta ponencia pretende aportar una serie de elementos clave que deberían tenerse en cuenta a la hora de evaluar la sostenibilidad de la técnica. Postprint (published version)
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La capacidad de aprender, incluso de manera involuntaria, es intrínseca al ser humano. La educación, implícita o explícitamente, marca una dirección al aprendizaje, un propósito y una organización, y como cualquier acción social está impulsada por la dinámica de los intereses materiales e ideales, y condicionada por las imágenes del mundo (Weltbild...
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What makes societies progress? It goes without saying that to a great extent it is knowledge and its application undeniable; the same goes for education. However, this alone is not enough to face the challenges of a glo-balized society. Science and technology have seen spectacular advances and educational attainment rates worldwide have reached his...
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La preocupación por el impacto humano sobre el entorno está documentada desde la Antigüedad. Situaciones de insostenibilidad han conducido en varios momentos de la historia a retrocesos en las condiciones de vida de la población. Si bien el impacto ambiental de las culturas preindustriales se encontraba restringido fundamentalmente al ámbito local,...
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Summary According to Mohamedbhai (2008) the greatest challenge facing African higher education institutions is that they need, through their teaching, research and community engagement, to address the pressing local development problems while at the same time trying to understand the global challenges facing humanity such as sustainable development...
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La inclusión de un estudio Delphi en el presente informe responde al objetivo de dar voz a los especialistas en educación superior (ES), rectores y otros cargos de universidad, responsables de la formulación de políticas públicas y sociedad civil para explorar las tendencias de opinión emergentes y perspectivas de los expertos sobre el rol de la ed...
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Finalmente, hemos querido contar con el punto de vista de la sociedad civil, particular-mente de organizaciones no gubernamentales vinculadas a diferentes ámbitos del desarrollo, cuya opinión es especialmente pertinente en re-lación al tema del presente informe. Este colec-tivo ha representado el 17 % del total de partici-pantes en la encuesta. La...
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We have developed a High Temperature Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (HTS SQUID)-based eddy current probe that incorporates a Hybrid Double-D (KDD) sheet-inducer coil design for the nondestructive evaluation of conducting materials. Cylindrical high-T <sub>c</sub> superconducting shields assist the device's operation in magnetically noi...
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En esta aportación al congreso, se pretende indicar el marco necesario para una delimitación clara del concepto de sostenibilidad. Partiremos de la teoría de los sistemas o de la ciencia de la complejidad, para, a partir de ahí, delimitar el campo y los sentidos en que se puede, dentro de la construcción de una ciencia de la sostenibilidad, hablar...
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The experience analyzed in this work represents an approach to the concept of Sustainability in developing countries. It is a process of communal construction of bioclimatic housing in three Salvadorian rural settlings, where the Sustainability notion is centered on two different and interrelated aspects. On the one hand, satisfying the housing nee...

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The goal of this project is to gauge some of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the political realm, for instance, on social and political trust, trust in government, governments' evaluation, turnout, or party support.