Отношението към чужденците: европейски варианти на (не)толерантността

English title: The Attitudes Towards Foreigners: European variants of (in) Tolerance

Author(s): Andrei Nonchev - Svetla Encheva -

Language: Bulgarian

Type: Book chapter

Year: 2010


The main thesis of the article is that the attitudes and different levels of (in)tolerance towards immigrants in the host societies in Europe are socially constructed phenomena, which depend on the social profile both of individuals in the majority of population and of the immigrants (in terms of socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, religion, country of origin, etc.). The observed variations in public attitudes towards immigrants have been explored and comparisons between different EU countries have been made. For the purpose of the analysis and international comparisons an index "Tolerance towards foreigners" has been constructed, based on data from the European Social Survey. The index assesses two major aspects of the perception of foreigners: a) willingness to accept immigrants and b) assessment of their contribution to the host societies. The structure of the article is the following: 14.1. Problems and challenges 14.2. Tolerance towards foreigners in European states 14.2.1. The “tolerance towards foreigners” index 14.2.2. Comparative assessment of tolerance towards foreigners in European countries 14.3. Tolerance towards foreigners in Bulgaria

From page no: 305

To page no: 324

Anthology: Wellbeing and Trust: Bulgaria in Europe?