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dc.contributor.authorJust, A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, C.J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T11:01:06Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T11:01:06Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.issn104140en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/26527
dc.description.abstractWe develop a model of immigrant political action that connects individual motivations to become politically involved with the context in which participation takes place. The article posits that opinion climates in the form of hostility or openness toward immigrants shape the opportunity structure for immigrant political engagement by contributing to the social costs and political benefits of participation. We argue that friendly opinion climates toward immigrants enable political action among immigrants, and facilitate the politicization of political discontent. Using survey data from the European Social Survey (ESS) 2002 to 2010 in 25 European democracies, our analyses reveal that more positive opinion climates-at the level of countries and regions-increase immigrant political engagement, especially among immigrants dissatisfied with the political system. However, this effect is limited to uninstitutionalized political action, as opinion climates have no observable impact on participation in institutionalized politics. © The Author(s) 2013.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleComparative Political Studiesen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0010414013488555en_US
dc.subjectanti-immigrant attitudesen_US
dc.subjectimmigrant political participationen_US
dc.subjectopinion climatesen_US
dc.subjectpolitical grievancesen_US
dc.titleOpinion Climates and Immigrant Political Action: A Cross-National Study of 25 European Democraciesen_US
dc.typeResearch Paperen_US
dc.departmentBilkent University, Ankara, Turkeyen_US
dc.departmentCornell University, Ithaca, NY, United Statesen_US
dc.citation.spage935en_US
dc.citation.epage965en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber47en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber7en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0010414013488555en_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publications Inc.en_US


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