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2009 | 34 | 41-63
Article title

IMMIGRATION AS A PERCEIVED THREAT TO NATIONAL IDENTITY: AN AUSTRIAN CASE STUDY

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Languages of publication
EN
Abstracts
EN
This article is the case study of one nation, Austria, reacting to the challenges of the globalized world, specifically immigration. To determine how Austrians perceive immigration, data from the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) in 1995 and 2004 were compared. The investigated hypothesis assumed that the increased immigration resulting from EU integration and globalization would lead to increased xenophobia as Austrians attempt to defend their national identity. The crosstabulation analysis of ISSP data revealed that Austrians became more hostile toward immigration between 1995 and 2004. The events between 1995 and 2004 indicate that this increase in anti-immigration sentiment is likely due to both political campaigns targeting Austrians already uneasy about immigration and insecurity arising from increased immigration.
Year
Issue
34
Pages
41-63
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Denise Deutschlander, for postal address contact the journal editor
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
09PLAAAA06523
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.918bf048-af1b-3242-93b6-ccb609e58e5c
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