Consensual Versus Heterogeneous Conceptions of Nationhood: The Role of Citizenship Regimes and Integration Policies Across 21 European Countries

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serval:BIB_80C11F149B99
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Consensual Versus Heterogeneous Conceptions of Nationhood: The Role of Citizenship Regimes and Integration Policies Across 21 European Countries
Périodique
Social Indicators Research
Auteur(s)
Sarrasin Oriane, Green Eva G. T., Van Assche Jasper
ISSN
0303-8300
1573-0921
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
08/11/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Conceptions of nationhood (i.e., who is accepted as a member of the national ingroup) are known to be more open in countries with inclusive citizenship and integration policies. Yet, surprisingly, up to now no research has investigated whether the sharedness of these conceptions is related to national policies. Therefore, relying on data from the 2013 International Social Survey Programme, the present study examined to which extent individuals living in 188 regions of 21 European countries share similar conceptions of who is a “true” member of the nation. Both ethnic (e.g., having national ancestry) and civic (e.g., respecting national laws and institutions) criteria were considered. Multilevel analyses revealed that in countries with more inclusive policies (with inclusive citizenship regimes, and where immigrants are granted more political rights) the average regional importance granted to ethnic criteria was lower, and conceptions were more heterogeneous (i.e., less shared). Civic criteria—that are achievable—were deemed more important. This can explain the lower heterogeneity of civic conceptions of nationhood and the lack of impact of national policies (though the average regional importance of these criteria was higher where immigrants had more rights). Overall, these results suggest that inclusive as opposed to exclusive settings leave more room for differing worldviews.
Mots-clé
Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Sociology and Political Science, General Social Sciences, Developmental and Educational Psychology
Web of science
Financement(s)
Fonds national suisse / 51NF40-142020
Création de la notice
26/11/2019 16:00
Dernière modification de la notice
23/01/2020 7:19
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