Economic forces and anti-immigrant attitudes in Western Europe : a paradox in search of an explanation

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Show simple item record O'Connell, Michael F. 2010-09-29T15:42:10Z 2010-09-29T15:42:10Z 2005 Taylor & Francis Group Ltd en 2005-03
dc.identifier.citation Patterns of Prejudice en
dc.identifier.issn 1461-7331 (electronic)
dc.identifier.issn 0031-322X (paper)
dc.description.abstract Greater economic hardship is widely conceived as conducive to higher levels of majority hostility towards minority groups. Research in the classical social- psychological tradition as well as data on political trends support such a view. However, more recent survey and experimental findings cast doubt on the economic deprivation model of out-group hostility. O’Connell examines responses to sections of the European Social Survey that suggest that economic deprivation is still linked to out-group hostility, and argues that this position is contradicted by recent trends in anti-immigrant politics: electoral support for far-right parties has been more prevalent in wealthier and more materially secure societies than in poorer ones. He offers an explanation for this apparent paradox, suggesting that increased economic security has both direct and indirect effects on a society, and that these effects run counter to each other. As economic scarcity decreases, concerns over economic rivalry decline but new concerns related to integration emerge, particularly as the society becomes more attractive to migrants. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.subject Anti-immigrant attitudes en
dc.subject Economic determinism en
dc.subject Economic hardship en
dc.subject Materialism en
dc.subject Populism en
dc.subject European Social Survey en
dc.subject.lcsh Immigrants--European Union countries--Public opinion en
dc.subject.lcsh Immigrants--Public opinion--Economic aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Minorities--Public opinion--Economic aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Minorities--European Union countries--Public opinion en
dc.subject.lcsh European Union countries--Ethnic relations en
dc.title Economic forces and anti-immigrant attitudes in Western Europe : a paradox in search of an explanation en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
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dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 39 en
dc.identifier.issue 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 60 en
dc.identifier.endpage 74 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/00313220500045287
dc.neeo.contributor O'Connell|Michael F.|aut| en
dc.description.admin ti,da,ke.kpw29/9/10 en

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