Attitudes, migration and migrants

In this topic, attitudes refer to the perceptions of and feelings about migrants and migration in the sending society and/or the host society.

This topic includes include literature on public opinion towards migrants and migration, out-group attitudes and perceived group threat, the influence of nationalism and populism on such attitudes, prejudice, ethnic hierarchy and attitudes of migrants towards the host society.

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Determinants of Public Attitudes Towards Immigrants: Evidence from Arab Barometer

Authors Huseyin Emre Ceyhun
Year 2020
Journal Name REFUGEE SURVEY QUARTERLY
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1 Journal Article

The politicization and securitization of migration in Western Europe: public opinion, political parties and the immigration issue

Authors Pietro Castelli Gattinara, Laura Morales
Year 2017
Book Title Handbook on Migration and Security
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3 Book Chapter

Behind the ethnic–civic distinction: Public attitudes towards immigrants’ political rights in the Netherlands

Authors Maykel Verkuyten, Borja Martinovic
Year 2015
Journal Name Social Science Research
Citations (WoS) 8
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4 Journal Article

Different groups, different threats: public attitudes towards immigrants

Authors Timothy Hellwig, Abdulkader Sinno
Year 2017
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 20
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5 Journal Article

Ethnic Hierarchy and Public Attitudes towards Immigrants in Russia

Authors Alexey Bessudnov
Year 2016
Journal Name European Sociological Review
Citations (WoS) 17
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6 Journal Article

Do Anti-Immigrant Laws Shape Public Sentiment? A Study of Arizona's SB 1070 Using Twitter Data

Authors Rene Flores
Year 2017
Journal Name American Journal of Sociology
Citations (WoS) 9
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7 Journal Article

Do National Feelings Influence Public Attitudes towards Immigration?

Authors Hoi Ok Jeong
Year 2013
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 3
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8 Journal Article

Public Attitudes and the Chinese Migrants in Central-Eastern Europe

Authors Amy H. Liu
Year 2020
Journal Name INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION
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9 Journal Article

Xenophobia and immigrant contact: French public attitudes toward immigration

Authors Seth K. Jolly, Gerald M. DiGiusto
Year 2014
Journal Name SOCIAL SCIENCE JOURNAL
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10 Journal Article

Public opinion on migration

Authors James DENNISON
Year 2018
Journal Name Data bulletin : informing a global compact for migration, 2018, No. 16, pp. 1-4
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11 Journal Article

Opposition to Syrian Refugees and Immigrants during the Refugee Crisis in Greece

Authors Stefania Kalogeraki
Year 2019
Journal Name Journal of Modern Greek Studies
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12 Journal Article

The Evolution of Public Attitudes toward Immigration in Europe and the United States, 2000-2010

Authors Joel S. FETZER
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This paper documents and analyzes trends in immigration-related public opinion over the past decade in the major North Atlantic countries of the EU-15 and US. Opening with a summary of the international social-scientific literature on the roots of immigration attitudes, the essay next documents changes in the average European’s and American’s views on migration since 2000 using such polls as the Eurobarometer, European Social Survey, World Values Survey, International Social Science Programme, and American National Election Study. A third major section employs over-time statistical models to examine the (minimal) impact of the current economic crisis on such attitudes. Finally, the paper describes the scholarly literature on the relationship between public opinion and immigration policy in Europe and the United States and speculates on how likely the current global recession is to alter immigration laws and their enforcement.
Year 2011
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Public attitudes toward policies related to labor migrants in Israel

Authors Karin Amit, Netta Achdut, Leah Achdut
Year 2015
Journal Name SOCIAL SCIENCE JOURNAL
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14 Journal Article

Majority–minority acculturation preferences concordance as an antecedent of attitudes towards immigrants: The mediating role of perceived symbolic threat and metastereotypes

Authors Camilla Matera, Rupert Brown, Cristina Stefanile
Year 2015
Journal Name International Journal of Intercultural Relations
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15 Journal Article

A Comparative Assessment of Public Opinion toward Immigrants and Immigration Policies

Authors Rita J. Simon, James P. Lynch
Year 1999
Journal Name International Migration Review
Citations (WoS) 76
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17 Journal Article

Public Attitudes Toward Immigration

Authors Jens Hainmueller, Daniel J. Hopkins
Year 2014
Journal Name ANNUAL REVIEW OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, VOL 17
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18 Journal Article

Migrant categorizations and European public opinion: diverging attitudes towards immigrants and refugees

Authors David De Coninck
Year 2020
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
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19 Journal Article

Public attitudes on migration : rethinking how people perceive migration : an analysis of existing opinion polls in the Euro-Mediterranean region

Authors James DENNISON, Lenka DRAŽANOVÁ
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The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) commissioned the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) of the European University Institute to provide this report in early 2018, based on the work of the MPC’s Observatory of Public Attitudes to Migration (OPAM). This built on the insight and recommendations of the first EuroMed Migration Communications Study—‘How does the media on both sides of the Mediterranean report on migration?' This second study aims to: • Offer a better understanding of public attitudes to migration in 17 selected countries on both sides of the Mediterranean; • Attempt to explain why attitudes to migration are what they are — with an emphasis on the role of media. The report both summarises previous findings and provides new analyses; • Provide recommendations on how to communicate on migration in a non-polarising manner. Public attitudes; Migration; Europe; Media
Year 2018
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Opposition to Immigration, Economic Insecurity and Individual Values: Evidence from Russia

Authors Donna Bahry
Year 2016
Journal Name Europe-Asia Studies
Citations (WoS) 8
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21 Journal Article

Pride and prejudice: the context of reception for Muslims in the United States

Authors Elif Bulut
Year 2016
Journal Name CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL SCIENCE
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22 Journal Article

THE POLLS-TRENDS AMERICAN PUBLIC OPINION ON IMMIGRANTS AND IMMIGRATION POLICY

Authors Francine Segovia, Renatta Defever
Year 2010
Journal Name PUBLIC OPINION QUARTERLY
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23 Journal Article

Public Attitudes toward Young Immigrant Men

Authors Dalston G. Ward
Year 2019
Journal Name American Political Science Review
Citations (WoS) 1
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24 Journal Article

Attitudes toward Redistributive Policy: An Introduction

Authors Liza G. Steele, Nate Breznau
Year 2019
Journal Name Societies
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25 Journal Article

Brothers' keepers?

Authors Katherine S. Newman, Elisabeth Jacobs
Year 2007
Journal Name SOCIETY
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26 Journal Article

Public attitudes toward immigration in turbulent times

Authors A. Zamora-Kapoor, M. Verea
Year 2014
Journal Name Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 7
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27 Journal Article

Impact of public attitudes to migration on the political environment in the Euro-Mediterranean Region – First Chapter

Authors James DENNISON
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In this chapter we consider how and why the dramatic changes in the salience of immigration in recent years have changed European politics. We first combine findings from the literature to produce an original theoretical framework of how salience affects electoral outcomes and ultimately public policy via emotional activation and exposure to information. We then overview variation in the salience of immigration in Europe from 2005 to 2018, showing clear trends according to geography, politics and economics. Next, we produce a further comprehensive theoretical framework to explain these trends in salience, based on the literature, that specifies the respective and interactive roles of public policy, ‘real-world’ migration events and trends, media and politicians, before adducing evidence that supports this framework. We consider how salience—both in terms of the perceived most important issues affecting one’s country and the EU—has affected past European Parliamentary elections, in terms of the percentage of seats won by radical right parties, and what this tells us about future electoral results. Finally, having developed two theoretical frameworks, we offer next steps for policy-makers and researchers of migration, public opinion and European politics.
Year 2019
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Political Trust and Support for Immigration in the American Mass Public

Authors David Macdonald
Year 2020
Journal Name British Journal of Political Science
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29 Journal Article

Cool Minds in Heated Debates? Migration-related Attitudes in Germany Before and After a Natural Intervention

Authors C Diehl, Jan-Philip Steinmann
Year 2012
Journal Name INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONFLICT AND VIOLENCE
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31 Journal Article

Postoje k imigrantům.

Authors Yana Leontiyeva, Martin Vávra
Year 2009
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32 Book

Host culture Adoption or Intercultural Contact? Comparing different acculturation conceptualizations and their effects on host members’ attitudes towards immigrants

Authors Camilla Matera, Rupert Brown, Cristina Stefanile
Year 2012
Journal Name International Journal of Intercultural Relations
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33 Journal Article

‘Refugees welcome?’ The interplay between perceived threats and general concerns on the acceptance of refugees – a factorial survey approach in Germany

Authors Hagen von Hermanni, Robert Neumann
Year 2019
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 2
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34 Journal Article

Waiting for the Barbarians: a public opinion analysis of South African attitudes towards international migrants

Authors Steven Lawrence Gordon
Year 2017
Journal Name Ethnic and Racial Studies
Citations (WoS) 3
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35 Journal Article

Family Policy and Public Attitudes in Germany and Israel

Authors N. Lewin-Epstein
Year 2000
Journal Name European Sociological Review
Citations (WoS) 13
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36 Journal Article

Social Contact, Cultural Marginality or Economic Self-Interest? Attitudes Towards Immigrants in Northern Ireland

Authors Bernadette C. Hayes, Lizanne Dowds
Year 2006
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 36
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37 Journal Article

Who is reshaping public opinion on the EU’s migration policies?

Authors Thomas Huddleston, Hind Sharif, Migration Policy Group (MPG)
Year 2019
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38 Policy Brief

Ethnic Penalties, Assimilation, and the Role of Public Attitudes

Principal investigator Daniel Auer (Principal Investigator ), Giuliano Bonoli (Principal Investigator ), Flavia Fossati (Principal Investigator ), Julie Lacroix (Principal Investigator ), Fabienne Liechti (Principal Investigator ), Didier Ruedin (Principal Investigator )
Description
"This project circles around three core questions: Does assimilation work? Does discrimination vary with exposure to competition? Do public attitudes directly translate into immigrant disadvantage? (1) Assimilation Proofs: Initially, we analyze whether the origin of immigrants and/or their level of assimilation to the host country (birth and naturalization) can explain labor market trajectories. Among the manifold domains in which individuals with a migration background may face disadvantages, we focus on labor market re-integration because it has been proven to be a key factor in fostering long-term social integration into the host country. Although empirical evidence for discriminatory practices by employers is generally difficult to provide with registry data, our design minimizes potential alternative explanations. Our study benefits from a unique dataset combining registry and survey data, which were collected in the Swiss Canton of Vaud among all newly unemployed individuals between February and April 2012. The findings are based on real labor market behavior and show that when controlling for encompassing information on human and social capital and other employability criteria, individuals whose provenience is from outside the European Union face periods of unemployment that are up to 50% (or 3 months) longer than those of Swiss natives. Surprisingly, observable assimilation proofs in the form of naturalization or birth in the host country do not improve labor market re-integration. We explain this finding by employers’ discriminatory hiring behavior. (2) Assimilation Signals: In a related study, we test whether HR managers’ discrimination against candidates with a nonnative background can be counteracted by these candidates signaling assimilation into the host society. In our study, HR managers evaluate descriptions of fictitious CVs in which we vary the nationality of the candidates and different signals of cultural attachment to their migration background or to the host country. The findings reveal that candidates with Polish- and Turkish-sounding names are evaluated worse than candidates with Swiss- or Spanish-sounding names. More interestingly, however, participating in civic engagement within a traditional Swiss volunteering organization increases the opportunities given to individuals with Polish and Turkish backgrounds, while participating in an organization connected to their origin dramatically damages their evaluation by prospective employers. We also show that candidates with Polish or Turkish backgrounds who adjust their CVs to appear native by indicating fluency in only the local language (either German or French) fare much better than those who reveal a language attachment to their country of origin. We conclude that there are limited opportunities to ameliorate the evaluation of a CV by signaling assimilation into the host country; conversely, non-adapted CVs and CVs that convey multiple signals of attachment to one’s culture of origin are heavily sanctioned in the assessment by HR managers. (3) Competition: Subsequently, we want to examine whether the prevalence of ethnic discrimination varies with a discriminator’s exposure to competition. First, we use a representative online survey experiment in Germany in order to ask participants to take over the role as a football manager and to rate players in three different tasks. First results show that participants on average prefer White (rather than Black) and Western (rather than non-Western) players, especially when they need to choose between two candidates. We conclude that discrimination likely occurs when there is pressure to select. (4) Housing: In a related study, we examine ethnic discrimination in the housing market. The progressive increase of housing prices and the depletion of affordable dwellings in Swiss urban centers have brought attention to the population's housing conditions and residential mobility. Recent studies have shown that some precarious groups have a more difficult access to adequate housing, especially lower-income households and foreign-born populations. In Switzerland, where the majority of individuals live in rental units, landlords and rental agencies act as gatekeepers and play an important role in the spatial distribution of precarious populations across neighborhoods and to what type of dwelling they have access to. As a result of the landlords’ decisions, ethnic minorities might have limited choices as for where they live. They might be stuck in more deprived housings or neighborhoods, access relatively overpriced dwellings, experience higher rates of crowding, etc. Consequently, our study proposes to investigate mechanisms of discrimination that might take place in the Swiss housing market amongst landlords, professional agencies, and private persons (renters), each of whom potentially having different incentives to discriminate. (5&6) Attitudes: Do public attitudes directly translate into immigrant disadvantage? We aspire to answer this question with two original studies on the effect of public referenda in Switzerland. Such regularly occurring votes are also directly referring to the country’s position vis-à-vis the international community and immigration and usually are heatedly debated prior to the referendum. We exploit such immigration-related referenda by linking salient public discourses to economic and political outcomes of foreigners living in Switzerland. Concretely, we investigate whether such debates, everything else equal, affect the propensity to find a new job during the months of the most heated public exchanges. We hypothesize that a group being pushed into the spotlight by a referendum experiences detrimental effects on its aggregated re-integration chances. Similarly, we expect local politicians with a foreign-sounding name to have a harder stand if the local election falls in the period prior to such a public controversy. (7) Perception: Eventually, we seek to shed light on the mechanisms of perceived discrimination: Who, among recent immigrants, is more likely to feel discriminated against and report it when asked in a survey? Social scientists typically define discrimination as an observable and unjust difference in the treatment of distinct groups. In order to personally feel discriminated against, people must be aware of the differential treatment and perceive it as unjust. We show that reporting discrimination when asked in a survey depends substantially upon individual traits, including aspects that shape whether discrimination is accepted and whether immigrants feel attached to the host society. Although respondents report less discrimination if their job situation has improved after migration, people more likely report discrimination when they originate from countries in which the national legislature represents ethnic minority groups relatively well. Earlier difficulties related to the migration process and the lack of supporting networks continue to affect the perception of unfair treatment. Moreover, we show that individuals distinguish to a surprising degree between discrimination in and outside the work environment. For instance, when they are proficient in the local language, respondents often report discrimination in the workplace but not in a public environment. This distinction between discrimination in the workplace and discrimination in public also depends strongly upon the immigrant’s origin. We conclude that contemporary individual-level measures and policy recommendations merely approximate discriminatory patterns; we urge future research to consider factors that affect individual perception of discrimination."
Year 2018
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Framing HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for the General Public: How Inclusive Messaging May Prevent Prejudice from Diminishing Public Support

Authors Sarah K. Calabrese, Kenneth H. Mayer, Trace Kershaw, ...
Year 2016
Journal Name AIDS AND BEHAVIOR
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41 Journal Article

Group cues and public opposition to immigration: evidence from a survey experiment in South Korea

Authors Shang E. Ha, Soo Jin Cho, Jeong-Han Kang
Year 2016
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
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42 Journal Article

Ethno-nationalist populism and the mobilization of collective resentment

Authors Bart Bonikowski
Year 2017
Journal Name The British Journal of Sociology
Citations (WoS) 27
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43 Journal Article

PARTY IDENTIFICATION, CONTACT, CONTEXTS, AND PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARD ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

Authors Timothy B. Gravelle
Year 2016
Journal Name PUBLIC OPINION QUARTERLY
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44 Journal Article

How Does the Majority Public React to Multiculturalist Policies? A Comparative Analysis of European Countries

Authors Marc Hooghe, Thomas de Vroome
Year 2015
Journal Name American Behavioral Scientist, 2014, Vol. 58, No. 12, pp. 1614-1633
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45 Journal Article

From ‘White Australia’ to ‘Part of Asia’: Recent Shifts in Australian Immigration Policy towards the Region

Authors James Jupp
Year 1995
Journal Name International Migration Review
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46 Journal Article

From 'White Australia' to 'Part of Asia': Recent Shifts in Australian Immigration Policy towards the Region

Authors James Jupp
Year 1995
Journal Name International Migration Review
Citations (WoS) 29
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47 Journal Article

The Consequences of Multiracial Contexts on Public Attitudes toward Immigration

Authors Shang E. Ha
Year 2010
Journal Name POLITICAL RESEARCH QUARTERLY
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48 Journal Article

The effect of perceived cultural and material threats on ethnic preferences in immigration attitudes

Authors Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom, Gizem Arikan, Gallya Lahav
Year 2015
Journal Name Ethnic and Racial Studies
Citations (WoS) 16
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49 Journal Article

PREJUDICE AS A RESPONSE TO PERCEIVED GROUP THREAT - POPULATION COMPOSITION AND ANTI-IMMIGRANT AND RACIAL PREJUDICE IN EUROPE

Authors L Quillian
Year 1995
Journal Name American Sociological Review
Citations (WoS) 901
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50 Journal Article

PREJUDICE AS A RESPONSE TO PERCEIVED GROUP THREAT - POPULATION COMPOSITION AND ANTI-IMMIGRANT AND RACIAL PREJUDICE IN EUROPE

Authors L Quillian
Year 1995
Journal Name American Sociological Review
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51 Journal Article

Reception and Integration of Muslims in France, Quebec and English Canada

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This project compares the experiences of Muslim minorities in three contexts: France, Quebec, and English Canada. The objective is to assess the extent of integration of Muslim minorities in each setting, to identify key similarities and differences, to find the most important reasons for any differences, and to relate findings to previous research and public discourse in each setting. The three-way comparison helps illuminate a number of issues of significance to current debates on immigration and multiculturalism, including the role of public attitudes, national integration ‘models’ and advantages of traditional ‘nations of immigration’ over recent European experience, and language and culture. The theoretical framework takes account of four sets of factors: minority characteristics, mainstream attitudes and debates, institutional structures, and public policies, and draws upon inter-disciplinary perspectives. Both quantitative and qualitative data are used. On the quantitative side, for France the new government-mandated “Trajectories and Origins” (TeO) survey conducted in 2009 (over 21000 interviews) overcomes many limitations in existing statistics for identification of ethnic minorities. The comparable Canadian source is the monumental “Ethnic Diversity Survey” conducted in 2002 by Statistics Canada (over 42000 interviews). Excellent collaboration is available in use of the French data; I have already published a major book on the Canadian data. The project also will conduct a series of specially designed focus-group sessions involving structured encounters between Muslims and non-Muslims conducted in Paris, Montreal and Toronto. The project will be facilitated by CADIS in Paris where I build on a strong institutional foundation. It will produce a major book to be submitted to the MacMillan Palgrave series on migration, and papers for international conferences. A conference and workshop also will be held.
Year 2012
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52 Project

The Puzzle of Canadian Exceptionalism in Contemporary Immigration Policy

Authors Michael Trebilcock
Year 2019
Journal Name Journal of International Migration and Integration
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53 Journal Article

Public Attitudes toward Immigrants and Immigration Policies across Seven Nations

Authors Rita J. Simon, Keri W. Sikich
Year 2007
Journal Name International Migration Review
Citations (WoS) 36
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54 Journal Article

A Desire for Isolation? Mass Public Attitudes in South Africa Toward Immigration Levels

Authors Steven Gordon
Year 2017
Journal Name Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies
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55 Journal Article

From La Malinche to El Jamaicon: Neoliberal Governmentality Regimes in Contemporary Mexico

Authors Melissa Ley-Cervantes
Year 2015
Journal Name REVISTA DE DIALECTOLOGIA Y TRADICIONES POPULARES
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56 Journal Article

Public attitudes toward immigration in the United States, France, and Germany

Authors R Benson
Year 2003
Journal Name PUBLIC OPINION QUARTERLY
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57 Journal Article

Do Attitudes to Immigrants Change in Hard Times? Ireland in a European Context

Authors Thomas Turner, Christine Cross
Year 2015
Journal Name European Societies
Citations (WoS) 1
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60 Journal Article

Trends-Tolerance in the United States

Authors Chelsea E. Schafer, Greg M. Shaw
Year 2009
Journal Name PUBLIC OPINION QUARTERLY
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61 Journal Article

The challenge of diversity through migration: refugee reception in the German federal state of Saxony

Authors Birgit Glorius
Year 2017
Journal Name Hungarian Geographical Bulletin
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62 Journal Article

MEDAM assessment report on asylum and migration policies in Europe

Authors Mikkel BARSLUND, Matthias LÜCKE, Martin RUHS
Description
In this 2019 MEDAM Assessment Report, we present insights from MEDAM research and policy dialogue since 2016 to explain how closer cooperation among EU member states and with countries of origin and transit can improve outcomes for all stakeholders. Crucially, short of establishing a new Iron Curtain on the EU’s external border or continuing to tolerate abuses, there is no way that either individual member states or the EU as a whole can insulate themselves from irregular migrants and asylum seekers. Yet, if crossing the EU border enabled all irregular migrants to remain in the EU for good, the integrity of EU visa and asylum policies would be undermined. Thus, close cooperation with countries of origin for the return and readmission of their citizens who have no right to remain in the EU is crucial. Still, it is typically not in the interest of countries of origin to limit the mobility of their citizens. Cooperation between the EU and countries of origin must therefore cover a wide enough range of policies to ensure that all parties consistently benefit from the policy package and have a strong incentive to meet their commitments. We emphasize more EU support for refugees hosted by low- and middle-income countries and more legal employment opportunities for non-EU citizens in the EU. Rethinking EU asylum and migration policies along these lines requires extensive consultations and negotiations among stakeholders in Europe and in countries of origin and transit. Our ‘insights’ are meant to inform and stimulate such conversations. However, sustainable reforms will come only as the result of stakeholders working out the details and developing a sense of ownership of the necessary reforms. Our first set of insights relates to popular attitudes toward immigration and the structure of public preferences for asylum and refugee protection policies (section 2 of this report). Next, we explain how the EU and countries of origin and transit can all benefit from cooperating on border management, refugee protection, and expanding legal labor migration to the EU (section 3). Finally, we consider the implications for cooperation among EU member states and the long-standing plans for reform of the European asylum system (section 4).
Year 2019
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The contact hypothesis during the European refugee crisis: Relating quality and quantity of (in)direct intergroup contact to attitudes towards refugees

Authors David De Coninck, Isabel Rodriguez-de-Dios, Leen D'Haenens
Year 2020
Journal Name GROUP PROCESSES & INTERGROUP RELATIONS
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64 Journal Article

Public attitudes towards support for migrants: the importance of perceived voluntary and involuntary migration

Authors Maykel Verkuyten, Kieran Mepham, Mathijs Kros
Year 2018
Journal Name Ethnic and Racial Studies
Citations (WoS) 1
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65 Journal Article

NORWEGIAN ATTITUDES TOWARDS IMMIGRANTS AND ASYLUM SEEKERS

Authors Gudmund Hernes, K Knudsen
Year 1989
Journal Name TIDSSKRIFT FOR SAMFUNNSFORSKNING
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66 Journal Article

The public perception of UNHCR and of refugee protection

Authors K Janowski
Year 2002
Journal Name Refugee Survey Quarterly
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67 Journal Article

Changing attitudes towards immigrants and immigration in Norway

Authors O Hellevik, Tale Hellevik
Year 2017
Journal Name TIDSSKRIFT FOR SAMFUNNSFORSKNING
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68 Journal Article

Reassessing the Link between Public Perception and Migration Policy

Authors Myriam Sochacki, Ricklef Beutin, Anna Horvath, ...
Year 2007
Journal Name European Journal of Migration and Law
Citations (WoS) 5
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69 Journal Article

The Big Five Personality Traits and Attitudes towards Immigrants

Authors Aina Gallego, Sergi Pardos-Prado
Year 2014
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 32
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70 Journal Article

A threat from within? Perceptions of immigration in an enlarging European Union

Authors Anne-Marie Jeannet
Year 2020
Journal Name Acta Sociologica
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71 Journal Article

Educated Preferences or Selection Effects? A Longitudinal Analysis of the Impact of Educational Attainment on Attitudes Towards Immigrants

Authors Bram Lancee, Oriane Sarrasin
Year 2015
Journal Name European Sociological Review
Citations (WoS) 23
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72 Journal Article

The new meritocracy or over-schooled robots? Public attitudes on Asian–Australian education cultures

Authors Christina Ho
Year 2017
Journal Name Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Citations (WoS) 2
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74 Journal Article

Opening the 'Black Box' of asylum governance : decision-making and the politics of asylum policy-making

Authors Andrea PETTRACHIN
Year 2019
Journal Name Italian political science review ; Rivista italiana di scienza politica, 2019, OnlineFirst
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75 Journal Article

Host society's dislike of the Islamic veil: The role of subtle prejudice, values, and religion

Authors Vassilis Saroglou, Bahija Lamkaddem, Matthieu Van Pachterbeke, ...
Year 2009
Journal Name International Journal of Intercultural Relations
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77 Journal Article

Social Exclusion and Anti-Immigration Attitudes in Europe: The mediating role of Interpersonal Trust

Authors Valerio Pellegrini, M. Salvati, Luigi Leone, ...
Year 2021
Journal Name SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH
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78 Journal Article

Re‐imagining Borders: Malay Identity and Indonesian Migrants in Malaysia

Authors Ernst Spaan, Gerard Kohl, Ton Van Naerssen
Year 2002
Journal Name Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie
Citations (WoS) 17
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79 Journal Article

Public perception of human trafficking: a case study of Moldova

Authors Ludmila Bogdan
Year 2020
Journal Name Comparative Migration Studies
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80 Journal Article

Are today’s youth more tolerant? Trends in tolerance among young people in Britain

Authors Jan G. Janmaat, Avril Keating
Year 2019
Journal Name Ethnicities
Citations (WoS) 2
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81 Journal Article

Attitudes matter—welfare work and migration in Sweden

Authors Carolin Schütze
Year 2019
Journal Name Migration Studies
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82 Journal Article

A glass half empty: Latina reproduction and public discourse

Authors LR Chavez
Year 2004
Journal Name HUMAN ORGANIZATION
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84 Journal Article

Public Discourse on Human Trafficking in International Issue Arenas

Authors Niina Meriläinen, Marita Vos
Year 2015
Journal Name Societies
Citations (WoS) 1
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85 Journal Article

Same but Different: Muslims and Foreigners in Public Media Discourse

Authors Alexandra Feddersen
Year 2015
Journal Name Swiss Political Science Review
Citations (WoS) 2
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86 Journal Article

Religiosity and natives' social contact with new refugees. Explaining differences between East and West Germany

Authors Jan-Philip Steinmann
Year 2020
Journal Name INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS
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87 Journal Article

La representación política de las personas de origen inmigrante en España e Italia

Authors Daniela Vintila, Laura Morales
Year 2018
Journal Name Papers: Revista de Sociologia
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88 Journal Article

Citizenship representations, group indispensability and attitudes towards immigrants’ rights

Authors Kieran Mepham, Maykel Verkuyten
Year 2017
Journal Name International Journal of Intercultural Relations
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89 Journal Article

Public opinion, mobilisations and policies concerning asylum seekers and refugees in anti-immigrants times (Europe and Belgium)

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The European challenges in the field of migration have an impact on society, since the division between them opposed to newcomers and welcoming them has been continuously increasing. The project addresses the perceptions of the Belgian and European population about refugees/migrants and vice versa as well as their interactions with the policy agenda of asylum and migration with a European comparative perspective and a specific focus on Belgium. As Europe face important migratory challenges and political difficulties we have seen an increase of the public opinion’s polarisation regarding asylum and refugees, it is important to address this question. Including teams from our project will analyse this polarisation and its links to policies, as it is necessary for a better understanding of the current debate on migration in Europe and Belgium. The 2015 asylum crisis will be considered as indicative of the general European and Belgian citizens’ reactions about migration. The focus is then on attitudes, representations, discourses and practices about refugees, on the interactions at the local level between the majority populations and newly arrived migrants. The project will follow two objectives. First studying public opinion towards asylum seekers and refugees with a European cross- national perspective but also how these groups perceive Belgium, its asylum system and its reception policies. The second objective is to analyse the polarisation of the public opinion by focussing on pro and anti-refugees’ actions at the local level. This will allow understanding the links between public opinion and the implementation of asylum and reception policies. In order to fulfil these objectives, our project is based on 5 Work Packages that each focus on a specific dimension. The first two ones aim at developing a European comparative perspective on perceptions towards migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. This then includes a quantitative analysis of public opinion’s perceptions towards new immigration flows as well as a comparison of 5 European case studies (Sweden, Italy, Grece, Hungary and Germany). The three other work packages aim at a deep analysis of the Belgian situation. First, they consist of understanding actions and reactions towards asylum seekers and refugees at a local level. This implies to study the opposite reactions with an in-depth analysis of their content, justifications and determinants but also to focus on interactions between social groups (pro vs. anti migrants groups; ional citizens & refugees) as well as the interactions between the population’s reaction and the implementation of asylum and receptions policies. Second, studying the Belgian situation implies to analyse asylum seekers and refugees perceptions regarding the country’s asylum and reception policies. Lastly, it implies to realise a policy evaluation of those policies. The aim of this project and the main questions it addresses focus more on the relations and on the dynamics existing between the citizens and the migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. Hence, we propose to broaden the scope of what is usually done by extending the focus on actors that are often not implied in migration studies: the majority population and the impact of new migration waves on social cohesion. The expected results concerns: 1) an in-depth and comparative knowledge of attitudes towards migrants and refugees in Europe; 2) an analysis of the factors influencing the attitudes of rejections, disregards and support; 3) an in-depth analysis of the specificities of the current wave of migration compared to the last ones; 4) an in-depth analysis of citizens’ and migrants’ discourses, representation and practices and of their reaction on social cohesion at a local level;
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