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Hur ofta hälsar du på din granne?: En kvantitativ studie av integration som förklaringskraft beträffande befolkningssammansättning och radikala högerpopulistiska åsikter
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

A logical cause of migration is of course immigrants which is a topic always creating discussions. When arriving in a new country a process of integration with the goal to adapt to the environment is started. This study will explore the need for integration and seeks to examine the connection between population composition and radical right opinions.

To fulfill the aim, a multivariate regression analysis is done on aggregated level in Sweden with statistics concerning the year of 2010. The relation between ethnic composition and voters support for the Swedish radical right party Sverigedemokraterna is studied as well as integration as an explanatory intermediate factor operationalized through unemployment, financial assistance and trust.

The results of the study indicate a positive connection between immigrants from EU/EFTA and the voter support for Sverigedemokraterna. A negative relation is identified between trust and the voter support for Sverigedemokraterna. Further the result establishes that an integration process with focus on social relations is the most effective regarding reducing radical right opinions. To explain the results of the study the contact theory as well as the ethnic competition theory is used.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 48 p.
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-31443OAI: diva2:687309
Available from: 2014-01-14 Created: 2014-01-14 Last updated: 2014-01-14Bibliographically approved

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