Demopoll

This research looks at the transitions associated with changes in collective political attitudes such as population growth and decrease, aging, socioeconomic status and proportion of foreign-born voters. We rely on Dynamic Network Modeling which enables us to identify what characteristics in the population increases and decrease political polarization across regional and national local populations in Switzerland.

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Shin Alexandre Koseki
POLITOPES

            How can looking at spatial behaviors predict political ideologies? In this research project, we develop an empirically-fed theory of urbanism based on “third-generation social science” approaches. Our main objective is to uncover the relationship between individuals use of space through mobility, motion and place-making and the ideologies that shape their political preferences.

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Shin Alexandre Koseki
POLITICAL POLARIZATION

            This research uses DYADIC AGREEMENT MODELING to uncover the geography of political ideologies of local communities. Looking at the evolution of political consensus between local communities, results reveal that agreement increases overtime.

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BEHAVIORAL URBANITY

        The goal of this research was to test whether political behavior could reflect the degree of social urbanity of voters. Using a series of quantitative and qualitative methods, I show the geography of cohesion behavior in participatory votes renders the distinctive existence of an urban society that finds allies among cultural minorities, making a strong case for an ideological measure of urbanity.

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Shin Alexandre Koseki
MORAL MAPS

            In the present study, I use the framework of Moral Foundation Theory and look at the effect of political arguments on communal vote outcomes. I find moral foundations associate in distinct geographic regions, and even allow to predict parts of vote outcomes. The findings show a clear association between the spatial environment of communities and their political preferences and moral inclinations.

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Shin Alexandre Koseki
TERRORIAL TOPOLOGY ANALYSIS

        TTA provides researchers and planners with a method of identifying social and material typologies across geographical units. The technique introduces the use of graph theory in territorial planning and research beyond the study of socialization, infrastructure and mobility networks. TTA does not analyze the relationship between places based on material links, but produce measures of resemblance/dissemblance among spatial units.

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OXFORD MORALS PROJECT

        The interdisciplinary research team based at the University of Oxford looks at the evolution and transmission of moral values across a large sample of human societies, by running text-based analyses on thousands of ethnographical descriptions stored in the Human Relation Area Files.

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Shin Alexandre Koseki
ETHOPOLIS, SINGAPORE

Friendships geographies offer a new scale of analysis to study the city. This project compares the spatial behaviors of young adults in Singapore, and investigate the political and economical challenges of today's global nexus. Mixing in-depth interviews and participatory mapping, ETHOPOLIS SINGAPORE addresses social mechanisms embedded in the agency of urbanization processes.

This project is conducted in collaboration with the National University of Singapore Cities Research Cluster with support from the ETH Zurich Singapore ETH Centre.

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