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A desire for isolation?: mass public attitudes in South Africa toward immigration levels

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T15:42:49Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T15:42:49Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05-31 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/9719
dc.description.abstract In the last decade incidents of xenophobia in South Africa have been prevalent. Are such anti-immigration attitudes related to a desire for isolationism in the country and support for a withdrawal from world affairs? Using data from the 2013 round of the nationally representative South African Social Attitudes Survey, this article was able to shed light on determinants of anti-immigration attitudes using multivariate techniques. Foreign policy attitudes and cultural patriotism were found to be salient determinants of attitudes toward preferred immigration level. Support for isolationism was a better predictor than economic position. The findings suggest that discouraging isolationism would reduce xenophobia in the country. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject XENOPHOBIA en
dc.subject PUBLIC ATTITUDE en
dc.subject IMMIGRATION en
dc.subject XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS en
dc.title A desire for isolation?: mass public attitudes in South Africa toward immigration levels en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume April en
dc.BudgetYear 2016/17 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9225 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 8032 en
dc.bibliographictitle Gordon, S. (2016) A desire for isolation?: mass public attitudes in South Africa toward immigration levels. <i>Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies</i>. April:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Gordon, S. en


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