SOCIAL NORMS, POLITICS AND TARGETED OPPOSITION TO MUSLIM NEWCOMERS IN NORWAY. EVIDENCE FROM A LIST EXPERIMENT
May 22, 2018
Strong opposition to Muslim immigration is at the intersection of marginal political discourse and the mainstream in Europe and elsewhere. As a defining issue in a variety of recent events (e.g., populist electoral success in the Netherlands, Germany and Austria), support for targeted opposition to Muslim newcomers has been attributed material concerns and recent refugee flows. In contrast to this approach, this work focuses on how anti-immigrant sentiment is selectively revealed, offering a new perspective on the role of social norms in shaping political discourse. By way of a survey experiment in Norway, we measure the gap between what people express and the beliefs they hold anonymously, assessing how supporters of distinct political parties accept/reject social norms about overtly articulated intolerance.
Time: 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Venue: Department of Sociology, Room 240, University of Toronto
Location: 725 Spadina Avenue Toronto, ON
Categories: Human Rights, Law, Legal
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