Faculty Publications

Title

Nationalisms and anti-immigrant sentiment in Spain

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Anti-immigrant sentiment, Comunidades Autónomas, Hierarchical linear modelling, National-regional identification, Spain

Journal/Book/Conference Title

South European Society and Politics

Volume

15

Issue

2

First Page

157

Last Page

179

Abstract

This article explores links between nationalism and immigrant exclusionism in Spain's 17 Comunidades Autónomas. Drawing from social identity and marginality theories and using Análisis Sociológicos, Económicos y Políticos (ASEP), 1991-2000 data results show that strong national-regional identification is a predictor of anti-immigrant sentiment among Basques, Catalans and Galicians, but not in the remaining Comunidades Autónomas. Basques, Catalans and Galicians who strongly identify with region of residence are more likely to express immigrant exclusionism than those identifying 'as regional as Spanish'. Simultaneously, 'Spanish only' respondents did not yield statistically significant results in favouring exclusionism as compared with those with dual identification across all regions. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.

Original Publication Date

9-17-2010

DOI of published version

10.1080/13608740903374486

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