Public Attitudes Toward Immigration in the United States, France, and Germany

Title

Public Attitudes Toward Immigration in the United States, France, and Germany

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Description

Public Attitudes Toward Immigration in the United States, France, and Germany explores the causes of public opposition to immigration and support for anti-immigrant political movements in the three industrialized Western countries. Combining sophisticated modeling of recent public-opinion data with analysis of the past 110 years of these nations' immigration history, the book evaluates the effects of cultural marginality, economic self-interest, and contact with immigrants. Though analysis partly confirms each of these three explanations, the author concludes that being a cultural outsider usually drives immigration-related attitudes more than economics or contact do.

ISBN

0521781493 9780521781497 0521786797 9780521786799

Publication Date

9-2000

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

City

New York, NY

Keywords

Immigration, United States, France, Germany, public-opinion data, attitudes, cultural marginality, economic self-interest, contact

Disciplines

Political Science | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences