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A violent minority?: a quantitative analysis of those engaged in anti-immigrant violence in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-12T07:22:08Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-12T07:22:08Z
dc.date.issued 2019-07-01 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/14133
dc.description.abstract Xenophobic violence poses a clear threat to South Africa, especially in light of the country???s treaty commitments to ???open borders??? following the 30th Ordinary Assembly of the African Union. Civil society organizations have been highly critical of government efforts to prevent xenophobic violence in the country. The aim of this study is to profile the determinants of individual participation in anti-immigrant violence. The article focused on both past and potential participation in this type of behaviour. My central thesis is that there is a robust correlation between involvement in peaceful organized anti-immigrant activities (e.g. boycotts and demonstrations) and participation in xenophobic violence. For this study, data from the 2015???2017 rounds of the South African Social Attitudes Survey (N = 9,292) was utilized. Bivariate and multivariate techniques were used to show that past and potential involvement in violent behaviour was strongly correlated with previous experience with peaceful anti-immigrant activity. By moving beyond a narrow focus on fixed episodes of collective violence, this article demonstrates the importance of a geographical analysis of xenophobic behaviour. However, there are limitations to the dataset used for this study and the article concludes by outlining future areas of research. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject XENOPHOBIA en
dc.subject XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS en
dc.subject VIOLENCE en
dc.title A violent minority?: a quantitative analysis of those engaged in anti-immigrant violence in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 101(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle South African Geographical Journal en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10920 en
dc.PageNumber 269-283 en
dc.outputnumber 10013 en
dc.bibliographictitle Gordon, S. (2019) A violent minority?: a quantitative analysis of those engaged in anti-immigrant violence in South Africa. <i>South African Geographical Journal</i>. 101(2):269-283. en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Gordon, S. en


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