Is racism the new sectarianism?:Negativity towards immigrants and ethnic minorities in Northern Ireland from 2004 to 2015

Doebler, Stefanie and McAreavey, Ruth and Shortall, Sally (2018) Is racism the new sectarianism?:Negativity towards immigrants and ethnic minorities in Northern Ireland from 2004 to 2015. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 41 (14). pp. 2426-2444. ISSN 0141-9870

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Abstract

Negativity towards ethnic minorities is a serious problem in Northern Ireland. Its history of the Troubles around religious identities makes Northern Ireland a special case in Europe. This paper examines negativity towards Muslims, Eastern Europeans and immigrants in Northern Ireland using data from the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey and the British Social Attitudes Survey. The results from regressions show that anti-immigrant negativity is no more prevalent in Northern Ireland than elsewhere in the UK. However, levels of negativity towards Muslims and Eastern Europeans are significantly higher than in Great Britain and have increased in recent years, particularly among young adults aged 18–24 years, although older cohorts are more intolerant on average. Our regression analyses found strong positive relationships between anti-immigrant negativity, sectarianism and perceived neighbourhood segregation. Higher education, contacts with minority members and (religiously) mixed schooling are negatively related to negativity towards immigrants.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Ethnic and Racial Studies
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3316
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Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 136823
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 04 Oct 2019 10:25
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2020 05:35
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/136823

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