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Immigration and Conflict in Europe : Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics - Rafaela M. Dancygier

Immigration and Conflict in Europe

Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics


Published: 9th August 2010
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Contemporary debates give the impression that the presence of immigrants necessarily spells strife. Yet as Immigration and Conflict in Europe shows, the incidence of conflict involving immigrants and their descendants has varied widely across groups, cities, and countries. The book presents a theory to account for this uneven pattern, explaining why we observe clashes between immigrants and natives in some locations but not in others and why some cities experience confrontations between immigrants and state actors while others are spared from such conflicts. The book addresses how economic conditions interact with electoral incentives to account for immigrant-native and immigrant-state conflict across groups and cities within Great Britain as well as across Germany and France. The author highlights the importance of national immigration regimes and local political economies in shaping immigrants' economic position and political behavior, demonstrating how economic and electoral forces, rather than cultural differences, determine patterns of conflict and calm.

'[The] author offers a clear line of argument and systematically adds knowledge towards ... a theory of ... immigrant conflict in Europe ... [She] pushes back the research frontier and opens multiple avenues for future research.' Hubertus Jurgenliemk, International Affairs

List of Figures and Tablesp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
General Introduction and Theoretical Framework
Introductionp. 3
A Theory of Immigrant Conflictp. 21
Introduction to Part II
Patterns of Immigrant Conflict in Great Britainp. 62
Dynamics of Racist Violencep. 102
Introduction to Part III
Immigrant-Native Conflict in Two London Boroughsp. 138
Two Faces of Immigrant Conflict in Two Midlands Citiesp. 178
Introduction to Part IV
Economic Integration, Political Exclusion, and Immigrant Conflict in Germanyp. 221
Immigration and Conflict across Countriesp. 261
Conclusionp. 292
Coding Large-Scale Instances of Immigrant-Native and Immigrant-State Violencep. 299
Data and Variables: Immigrant Turnoutp. 301
Referencesp. 305
Indexp. 331
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ISBN: 9780521150231
ISBN-10: 052115023X
Series: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 9th August 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.52