Actitudes hacia la inmigración y compromiso igualitario en Europea
English title: Attitudes towards immigrants and egalitariam compromise in Europe
Author(s): Antonio Martín Artiles - Guglielmo Meardi -
Type: Journal article
European citizens' attitudes towards immigration are restrictive. The restrictive attitudes are related to the unemployment rate and the risk of poverty, as well as competition for jobs and welfare resources. National social protection policies contribute to reduce hostility towards immigration because it reduces the risk of poverty and social inequality. However, ethnic and racial heterogeneity hinders the "egalitarian commitment" essential to the sustainability of the welfare state. Strong unions and social protection policies contribute to the integration of immigrants (Sweden and Norway). By contrast, weak unions, social inequalities, unemployment, the risk of poverty and weak social protection contribute to the development of negative attitudes toward immigration attitudes (Greece, Hungary). The future sustainability of the welfare state depends on the involvement of immigration as a political force.
From page no: 629
To page no: 656
Journal: Revista Política y Sociedad