Xenophobia and In-Group Solidarity in Iraq: A Natural Experiment on the Impact of Insecurity

@inproceedings{Inglehart2006XenophobiaAI,
  title={Xenophobia and In-Group Solidarity in Iraq: A Natural Experiment on the Impact of Insecurity},
  author={Ronald F. Inglehart and Mansoor Moaddel and Mark Tessler},
  year={2006}
}
Through a series of tragic events, contemporary Iraq has become an ideal place in which to test the thesis that severe insecurity leads to xenophobia. Building on a long research tradition to which political scientists, psychologists, and historians have contributed, Inglehart (1997) and Inglehart and Welzel (2005) argue that “existential security”—the feeling that survival can be taken for granted—is conducive to interpersonal trust, tolerance of foreigners and other out-groups, openness to… CONTINUE READING

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