The association of exclusionist and nationalist relations, termed ethnocentrism, has been previously explored within single-country contexts. Studies have shown that dispositional factors, such as social identity and personality traits, affect ethnocentric reactions and that attitudes differ between social categories. However, broader national and international explanations have been neglected in the literature. This book fills this major gap by providing a unique account of the relationship between nationalist attitudes and the exclusion of migrants across a range of European countries, the US, Canada and Australia. Drawing on a variety of comparative surveys, the authors assess whether ethnic exclusionist reactions and nationalist attitudes are indeed systematically related across countries, and whether variations in such attitudes reflect country-level as well as individual-level differences. The authors consider the multidimensionality of the concepts of nationalism and exclusionism as well as the empirical associations, and analyze the attitudes of both majority and minority groups within the countries studied.

chapter 1|25 pages


ByMarcel Coenders, Mérove Gijsberts, Louk Hagendoorn, Peer Scheepers

part I|1 pages

Nationalist Attitudes

chapter 2|41 pages

Chauvinism and Patriotism in 22 Countries

ByMarcel Coenders, Mérove Gijsberts, Peer Scheepers

chapter 3|23 pages

National Identification of Russians in Five Former Soviet Republics

ByEdwin Poppe, Louk Hagendoorn

part II|1 pages

Exclusionist Reactions

chapter 4|24 pages

Resistance to the Presence of Immigrants and Refugees in 22 Countries

ByMarcel Coenders, Mérove Gijsberts, Peer Scheepers

chapter 5|22 pages

Exclusion of Legal Migrants in Western Europe

ByMérove Gijsberts, Peer Scheepers, Marcel Coenders

part III|1 pages

Associations Between Nationalist Attitudes And Exclusionist Reactions