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Shutting the gates in South Africa: national identification and popular attitudes towards closing borders to immigration

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-19 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T13:31:51Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T13:31:51Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-19 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11220
dc.description.abstract More than a hundred thousand people crisscross South Africa's international borders annually. Public opinion on this cross-border migration is decidedly hostile. According to a 2013 opinion poll, more than three-fifths of the adult population would favour closing the border. Can civic and ethnic identifications with the nation explain this opposition to immigration? Using data from the 12th (2013) round of the cross-sectional South African Social Attitudes Survey (N5 2,739) this paper was able to investigate individual attitudes towards border control. This paper investigates different dimensions of national identity. The results revealed that ethnic national attachment was an important determinant of attitudes towards border control. Such attitudes were also associated with attitudes towards immigrant assimilation and the effect of nationalism on society. For those aiming to ameliorate public sentiment on border control, this study provides a test of multiple determinants of public opinion on the issue, examining the comparative strength of each. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject IMMIGRATION en
dc.subject BORDER CONTROL en
dc.subject CITIZENSHIP en
dc.title Shutting the gates in South Africa: national identification and popular attitudes towards closing borders to immigration en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber TAAMAA en
dc.Volume September en
dc.BudgetYear 2016/17 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Tijdschrift voor Ekonomische en Sociale Geografie en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9958 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 8873 en
dc.bibliographictitle Gordon, S.L. (2016) Shutting the gates in South Africa: national identification and popular attitudes towards closing borders to immigration. <i>Tijdschrift voor Ekonomische en Sociale Geografie</i>. September:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Gordon, S.L. en


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