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Airport Expansion and Citizen Involvement

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Forschungsgruppe Politische Partizipation im Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften der Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Publication Date
  • Forschungsgruppe Politische Partizipation im Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften der Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt am Main (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Transport, travel and mobility
  • Abstract

    Attitude to expansion of the west runway of the Frankfurt airport and personal participation in political protest. Topics: most important advantages and disadvantages or expected positive and negative consequences of expansion of the runway; personal impact of expansion measures and assessment of consequences to be expected personally; general attitude to expansion of airports and in particular the runway construction in Frankfurt; difference of opinion on this topic within family and in one´s circle of friends; self-assessment of tolerance regarding opposing positions; judgement on legitimacy of actions of opponents to the runway in spite of legal permission for runway construction; judgement on different forms of citizen protest; earlier causes for political involvement; friends and relatives actively engaged against the runway construction; personal readiness for future involvement; assessment of probability of personal conflicts with the police due to this involvement; start and cause of interest in the runway conflict; assessment of probability of success of runway opponents; judgement on usefulness of protest even in case of failure; judgement on the police use of force in the occupying of the runway site; local residency; residential status; religiousness; political interest; development of sympathy of the parties with the problems of citizens; memberships; employment with the airport company; daily newspapers read; intensity of following the conflict around the runway and type of source of information. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational training; school attendance; employment; sources of income; household size; local residency; memberships.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1981-03 / 1981-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Hesse (DE-HE)
    municipality Moerfelden-Walldorf
Sampled Universe
German residents over 18 years old.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection (random-address)
Collection Mode
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 464
    Number of Variables: 122
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1327 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Nessel, Ralph; Nowack, Cornelia: Startbahn 18 West. Frankfurt: Haag + Herden, 1982.
  • Nessel, Ralph; Nowack, Cornelia; Küchler, Manfred: Politische Partizipation. In: Uni Report Frankfurt, 14, 1981, Nr. 10, S. 12.
  • Nessel, Ralph; Nowack, Cornelia; Küchler, Manfred: Startbahn 18 West: Voraussetzungen und Folgen des Bürgerengagements. In: Uni Report Frankfurt, 15, 1982, Nr. 10, S. 4.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Forschungsgruppe Politische Partizipation im Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften der Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (1984): Flughafenausbau und Bürgerbeteiligung. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.