Muslim Immigration Continues to Divide Europe: A Quantitative Analysis of European Social Survey Data

Middle East Review of International Affairs, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Summer 2016)

14 Pages Posted: 8 Sep 2016

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Arno Tausch

University of Innsbruck - Department of Political Science; Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration

Date Written: September 6, 2016

Abstract

This article assesses the backlash surrounding German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “culture of welcome,” a policy of welcoming large numbers of refugees from the Middle East, North Africa and West Asia. Although this policy gained momentum in the summer of 2015, a strong backlash has ensued in 2016, culminating, all across Europe, in the election, one after the other, of far-right “populist” anti-immigration and right-wing parties and movements. This article employs data from European Social Survey (ESS) and the World Values Survey (WVS) to create an accurate diagnostic image of the major storm gathering on the European horizon.

Keywords: International Migration

JEL Classification: F 22

Suggested Citation

Tausch, Arno, Muslim Immigration Continues to Divide Europe: A Quantitative Analysis of European Social Survey Data (September 6, 2016). Middle East Review of International Affairs, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Summer 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2835328

Arno Tausch (Contact Author)

University of Innsbruck - Department of Political Science ( email )

Universitätsstrasse 15
Innsbruck, Tirol 6020
Austria

Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration ( email )

Budapest H-1093
Hungary

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