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Hur har Schengensamarbetet påverkat främlingsfientligheten i Europas länder?: En studie av sambandet mellan främlingsfientlighet och Schengensamarbetets institutionella förändringar.
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]

The xenophobic attitudes in Europe are stronger than even. Never before have the member states had as many right-wing parties in action. The aim with this report is therefore to consider whether the Schengen cooperation has had an influence on the development of xenophobia in the member states of EU. The Schengen cooperation became a part of the European Union in 1997, with the aim to abolish the internal border controls for citizens and strengthen the external boarders towards non-members. The intention is furthermore to investigate whether the distance to Schengen ́s external boarder has an impact on the xenophobic attitudes.

Three countries are compared: Italy, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The comparison is based on three indicators: immigration, right-wing parties and the economic situation. Italy is the most xenophobic country like the hypothesis of the report did foresee. Italy and Netherlands are both members of the cooperation and more xenophobic than the United Kingdom. United Kingdom is on the other hand not a member of the cooperation. Consequently are member states of the Schengen cooperation more xenophobic than others.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Development of xenophobia in Europe, Schengen cooperation, Ethnic competition theory, Distance theory.
Keyword [sv]
Främlingsfientlighet i Europa, Schengensamarbetet, Schengen, Distansteori
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-31571OAI: diva2:689857
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
International Social Sciences Programme, specialization Global Studies, 180 credits
Available from: 2014-01-27 Created: 2014-01-21 Last updated: 2014-01-27Bibliographically approved

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