Articulated antipathies: political influence on anti-immigrant attitudes
2011 (English)In: International Journal of Comparative Sociology, ISSN 0020-7152, E-ISSN 1745-2554, Vol. 52, no 6, 457-477 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article examines how political factors influence anti-immigrant attitudes by focusing on political articulation performed by political parties active at the national level in 26 European countries. Multi-level analysis reveals a significant positive association between general party articulation and anti-immigrant attitudes. In particular, it seems to be when traditional right- or left-wing parties articulate that attitudes towards immigrants turn increasingly negative. Left-leaning individuals are particularly influenced when parties belonging to the political left raise these issues, which indicates that the ideological position of the individual functions as a mediating factor in this regard. The results contribute to a broader understanding of the role of political factors and underscore the importance of their inclusion in cross-national studies of anti-immigrant attitudes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 52, no 6, 457-477 p.
multi-level analysis, political articulation, political parties, prejudice, xenophobia
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-52042DOI: 10.1177/0020715211428182ISI: 000298992700001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-52042DiVA: diva2:492921