Individual and contextual explanations of attitudes toward immigration

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Title
Individual and contextual explanations of attitudes toward immigration
Title of the book
The Routledge Companion to Migration, Communication and Politics.
Author(s)
Green Eva G.T., Sarrasin Oriane
Publisher
Routledge
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Editor
Croucher Stephen M., Caetano Joao R., Campbell Elsa A.
Pages
282-295
Language
english
Abstract
Contemporary societies are more and more culturally diverse, largely due to immigration. At the same time anti-immigrant attitudes are arising and right-wing populist parties are gaining support. Uncovering the multiple reasons that explain the raise of intolerance is a major challenge. This chapter introduces multilevel research examining the interplay of individual and contextual accounts of anti-immigration attitudes and radical right-wing voting. This approach allows examining how individuals’ attitudes are shaped by the socio-structural (e.g., immigrant ratio) and normative contexts (e.g., prevailing values) in which they develop, over and above the individual-level determinants of these attitudes (e.g., threat perceptions, personal experiences with immigrants, ideological orientations such as national attachment). The development of large-scale international social surveys has enabled comparative research between and within nations, that takes into account the impact of contextual factors on individual-level processes. Moreover, the necessary multilevel research designs can now be implemented with a number of statistical software packages. Our recent research conducted in Switzerland—a country with large immigrant presence—is presented to exemplify this research approach.
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