Citizens' preferences for tackling xenophobic violence in an African context: a South African case study

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dc.date.accessioned 2022-01-18T12:15:05Z
dc.date.available 2022-01-18T12:15:05Z
dc.date.issued 2022-01-18 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/18880
dc.description.abstract In the last few decades, South Africa has experienced destructive waves of anti-immigrant violence. Tackling this kind of hate crime requires co-ordinated action. Mobilizing such action would be easier if researchers, activists, and policymakers better understood public opinion on antixenophobia interventions. This article examines individual preferences for different types of interventions using nationally representative public opinion data from the South African Social Attitudes Survey. To avoid possible researcher bias, this study uses textual data from open-ended questions. Seven different antixenophobia strategies (ranging from anti-immigrant pogroms to public awareness campaigns) were identified. Support for these strategies was driven by the following: (a) lay attributions of responsibility; (b) social dominance orientation; (c) political trust; and (d) homophilious tendencies. These findings provide important insight into the general populace's construals of violence and how these shape support for redress. This study can be used to design strategies to build public support for effective antixenophobia interventions. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Earthscan en
dc.subject INTERVENTION en
dc.subject XENOPHOBIA en
dc.subject SOCIAL CAPITAL en
dc.title Citizens' preferences for tackling xenophobic violence in an African context: a South African case study en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume November en
dc.BudgetYear 2021/22 en
dc.ResearchGroup Developmental, Capable and Ethical State en
dc.SourceTitle Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology en
dc.ArchiveNumber 12246 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 13626 en
dc.bibliographictitle Gordon, S. (2020) Citizens' preferences for tackling xenophobic violence in an African context: a South African case study. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology. November:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Gordon, S. en


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