The professional way to U+2018do goodU+2019: A multi-sited ethnography of professionalization processes in the European and Flemish fields of volunteer management Ghent University
In recent years, U+2018volunteeringU+2019 has become an object of intensified public interest and promotion, including intensive efforts to manage it in U+2018effectivelyU+2019 and U+2018professionallyU+2019. Scholars of volunteering often tend to support these efforts though instrume
Rebuilding home in different citizenship regimes. How Syrian refugees reconstruct their social lives, experience belonging and organise themselves in two European cities and their hinterlands. Ghent University
Since 2015 more than one million Syrians have fled to Europe. Government officials increasingly seem to consider sending them U+2018backU+2019 as soon as the Syrian conflict calms down. Yet where do Syrians themselves think they belong? The home they left behind is
Normative and intentional development of teacher social-emotional skills and their relationships with student achievement and socialemotional skills. Ghent University
Teachers have been ascribed a central role in studentsU+2019 learning and development. Especially how
teachers relate to their students was proposed as a key factor explaining learning effects and
teacher effectiveness. However, recent meta-analytic research suggests that teachersU+2019 self-efficacy
and personality traits show only small associations with student academic performance.
TodayU+2019s thinking in education ...
Researching the role of social work in the non-take-up of welfare rights: a retrospective analysis of the pathways of people in poverty Ghent University
Although people in poverty are formally entitled to welfare rights, recent research shows that they
often do not take up these rights in practice. Hence, this research project aims to acquire thorough
insights in the complex processes at play in the (non-)take-up of welfare rights in situations of
poverty and to examine the role of social work in this context. The project builds on three basic
premises: (1) it captures the ...
Ethnicity after mass violence. A study of the nature and transformation of ethnic 'groupness' in Rwanda and Burundi. University of Antwerp
Precarious work in the on-line economy. A study on digital workers in Belgium and the Netherlands. KU Leuven
This is the first study exploring the relation between precarious work and the platform economy in Belgium and the Netherlands. It focuses on the work reality of ‘digital workers’ (i.e. platform workers, gig workers, freelancers like bloggers), who are mostly self-employed and increasingly required to perform uncompensated (or unpaid) work (e.g. creating and updating online profiles to establish a reputation, doing preparatory work to compete ...
The cabinetization of the minister's court. What is it and why is it happening in Westminster systems? KU Leuven
Since the 1980s countries such as Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK have been experiencing growing numbers of political advisers along with new patterns of institutionalizing partisan involvement in governing. The suggested study argues that this reflects a process of cabinetisation defined as the process by which that part of the internal to government policy advisory system, which comprises ministerial offices, evolves ...
This project involves an interdisciplinary historical analysis of the sex trade. It approaches prostitution from a multi-layered perspective that integrates subaltern history, social geography and economic sociology to situate the shifts of the trade on a double axial system: time and space; and socio-political and economic dimensions. As such, the envisaged research will introduce an unconventional and challenging methodology to the ...