Conceptions of National Identity and Ambivalence towards Immigration

  title={Conceptions of National Identity and Ambivalence towards Immigration},
  author={Emmy Lindstam and Matthias Mader and Harald Schoen},
  journal={British Journal of Political Science},
  pages={93 - 114}
National identities are often conceived of as factors that lend structure and stability to citizens’ political opinions on issues such as immigration. While citizens who define national membership in ethno-cultural terms are less likely to support immigration, those with a civic conception are more likely to do so. The authors propose that defining national identity along both ethno-cultural and civic lines may give rise to conflicting considerations, leading people to experience ambivalence… Expand
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