National and regional proportion of immigrants and perceived threat of immigration: A three-level analysis in Western Europe

  title={National and regional proportion of immigrants and perceived threat of immigration: A three-level analysis in Western Europe},
  author={Hannes Weber},
  journal={International Journal of Comparative Sociology},
  pages={116 - 140}
  • Hannes Weber
  • Published 10 February 2015
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Comparative Sociology
Immigration is of growing significance to the demographic makeup of Western Europe. A long-standing and highly disputed question is whether a larger number of immigrants are associated with more negative attitudes toward immigration or whether the reverse is true. Previous studies yielded contradictory results on various levels of analysis (national, regional, local). These inconsistencies may partly be linked to what is known as the ‘modifiable areal unit problem’ in spatial analysis. This… 

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