Lenka Drazanova

Lenka Drazanova
European University Institute | EUI · Migration Policy Centre

PhD

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Introduction
In my research I mainly analyze political behaviour, public opinion and individual attitudes formation and the conditions under which specific attitudes emerge using advanced quantitative methods.
Additional affiliations
January 2018 - present
European University Institute
Position
  • PostDoc Position
June 2016 - March 2017
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Education
October 2010 - May 2016
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Field of study
  • Political science
September 2008 - June 2010
Central European University
Field of study
  • Political Science
October 2004 - June 2008
Charles University in Prague
Field of study
  • Political Science

Publications

Publications (20)
Article
Attitudes toward immigration have attracted much scholarly interest and fuelled extensive empirical research in recent years. Many different hypotheses have been proposed to explain individual and contextual differences in attitudes towards immigration. However, it has become difficult to align all of the evidence that the literature has produced s...
Technical Report
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This article is part of a series of articles based on the 14 Partnerships of the Urban Agenda for the EU. Structured around the three city dimensions of the New Leipzig Charter (the Productive, the Green, and the Just City), the articles link Partnerships’ actions and activities with other relevant EU projects and initiatives supported by Cohesion...
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Dramatic changes in the ethnic composition of countries in the last decades have sparked new interest among social scientists in studying and uncovering the role of ethnic diversity on social, political and economic outcomes. Yet, most ethnic fractionalization indices used by scholars to study these effects treat ethnic heterogeneity as time-invari...
Book
This book examines to what extent the effect of education on political and social tolerance varies cross-nationally. It gives an inventory of micro- and macro- level factors moderating this effect. The empirical analysis is based on comparative surveys across 24 and 33 countries at two time points. Results indicate that the positive effect of educa...
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The recent rise in the popularity of nationalist movements tells us that more attention should be paid to the effects of national feeling on politics. This article considers the potential relationship between national identity and active and allegiant citizenship and particularly whether nationalists and patriots are better citizens than those who...
Technical Report
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In this Policy Brief we present a global overview of long-term trends and current attitudes to immigration across the world to highlight: • Concerns about immigration in Western European and American countries have followed a different pattern than in Asia and Central and Eastern Europe over the last 40 years. • Social and cultural concerns about i...
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This study, commissioned by the European Parliament's Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the LIBE Committee, assesses the operation and impact of the Schengen evaluation and monitoring mechanism in its first multiannual programme (2014-19), with the aim of identifying what has worked well and develop...
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Attitudes toward immigration have attracted much scholarly interest and fuelled extensive empirical research in recent years. Many different hypotheses have been proposed to explain individual and contextual differences in attitudes towards immigration. However, it has become difficult to align all of the evidence that the literature has produce so...
Technical Report
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The Migrants and Systemic Resilience Hub (MigResHub) facilitates research and debates on how migrant workers affect the resilience of essential services during the Covid-19 pandemic and similar shocks in the future. MigResHub is a joint initiative of the EUI’s Migration Policy Centre (MPC) and Migration Mobilities Bristol (MMB) at the University of...
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The pressures of global competition, mass migration, and economic instability have produced a backlash in many parts of the world, namely a rise in authoritarian leaders. The Role of Education in Taming Authoritarian Attitudes finds that higher education can play a critical role in protecting democratic republics against the threat of authoritarian...
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This paper provides an in-depth description of public opinion about immigrants’ integration in European countries, as captured in the 2017 Special Eurobarometer on this topic. It highlights a near consensus among European respondents on the meaning of integration, but more variation across countries regarding policy options to support integration....
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This study investigates how the tenor of the political climate during a person's youth affects his or her attitudes towards immigration in adulthood. We analyze why cohorts formulate distinct patterns in attitudes towards immigration through a collective process of political socialization during the formative years. The theoretical arguments are te...
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Austrians go to the polls this week to elect a new Parliament. Immigration has been a key theme in recent Austrian and EU politics. In this policy brief, Lenka Drazanova from the Observatory of Public Attitudes to Migration analyses attitudes to migration in Austria to show that it is immigration's issue salience that explains the electoral success...
Data
Historical Index of Ethnic Fractionalization (HIEF) dataset contains an ethnic fractionalization index for 165 countries across all continents. The dataset covers annually the period 1945-2013. The ethnic fractionalization index corresponds to the probability that two randomly drawn individuals within a country are not from the same ethnic group. T...
Technical Report
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The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) commissioned the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) of the European University Institute to provide this report in early 2018, based on the work of the MPC’s Observatory of Public Attitudes to Migration (OPAM). This built on the insight and recommendations of the first EuroMed Migration C...
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This article focuses on national identity in post-communist Czech Republic. It empirically analyses attitudes of national pride and ethnic exclusionism and their interrelations in the years 1995 and 2003. Comparative studies dealing with national identity usually refer to the Czech Republic as an exceptional case. By focusing on the Czech case, thi...
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Tato práce zpracovává čtyři případové studie věnované populistickým a nacionalistickýmmotivům na politické scéně zemí Visegrádu. Nejprve jsou stručně načrtnuty společnéproblémy, s nimiž se musely země Visegrádské skupiny vyrovnat v rámci vytváření novéidentity po pádu komunismu. Poté je v rámci každého státu věnována pozornost některýmspecifickým u...

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Question
I am interested in estimating average marginal effects of a level-1 variable at different values of a level-2 variable in a multilevel random intercept random coefficient logistic regression framework. There is a cross-level interaction between the two variables. Although the interaction is insignificant in the model, I am interested to see whether it is significant for certain values of the level-2 variable. Unfortunately, STATA´s margins command, which works perfectly for this purpose in a single level logistic regression with interactions, does not work with multilevel models and cannot incorporate the random effects in its estimation.
Is the lincom command a way to appropriately see what I am after? If I specify f.e.
lincom xlevel1 + xlevel1_xlevel2*0, or
lincom xlevel1 + xlevel1_xlevel2*10, or
lincom xlevel1 + xlevel1_xlevel2*20, or
after fitting my multilevel model, will I be able to obtain the (non)significance of the interaction effects at different values of the level2 variable?
Or is there any other STATA command that can do what margins, dxdy does in a multilevel framework?

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Projects (5)
Project
An EU H2020 funded project, ITFLOWS will generate novel insights on migration. The purpose of ITFLOWS is to provide accurate predictions and adequate management solutions of migration flows in the European Union in the phases of reception, relocation, settlement and integration of migration, according to a wide range of human factors and using multiple sources of information. These insights will be provided by an evidence-based ICT enabled solution (the EUMigraTool) and precise models. All solutions will have fitness for purpose continually validated by policy-makers and practitioners in cooperation with civil-society organisations in a dynamic and iterative process. ITFLOWS will propose tailor-made solutions for practitioners and policy makers for managing migration. On the one hand, the EUMigraTool targets first-line-practitioners, second-level reception organisations and municipalities. It will provide modular solutions based on the prediction of migration flows and the identification of risks of tensions between migrants and EU citizens. On the other hand, an in-depth analysis on drivers, patterns and choices of migration as well as public sentiment towards migration will lead to the drafting of adequate recommendations and good practices for policy makers, governments and EU institutions. Project website: https://www.itflows.eu/