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SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC GLOBALIZATION ‐ HOW DOES IT AFFECT XENOPHOBIC ATTITUDES?

Simonsson, Erik LU and Schmiedel, Malin LU (2014) NEKH01 20141
Department of Economics
Abstract
Globalization is a complex and constantly changing phenomenon shaping our contemporary
world and societies. It is argued to generate economic growth and greater possibilities to most
people in the world, but has an impact on an individual level as well, on our personal values
and social attitudes. The aim of this paper is to contribute to the research done within the field
of globalization and how it affects people’s attitudes towards foreign people and culture. This
research area is today filled with diverse arguments, conclusions and theories about this
complicated relation. Our quantitative study on globalization and xenophobic attitudes in
European countries during the last decades examines whether different dimensions of the
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Globalization is a complex and constantly changing phenomenon shaping our contemporary
world and societies. It is argued to generate economic growth and greater possibilities to most
people in the world, but has an impact on an individual level as well, on our personal values
and social attitudes. The aim of this paper is to contribute to the research done within the field
of globalization and how it affects people’s attitudes towards foreign people and culture. This
research area is today filled with diverse arguments, conclusions and theories about this
complicated relation. Our quantitative study on globalization and xenophobic attitudes in
European countries during the last decades examines whether different dimensions of the
globalization, i.e. social and economic, affect xenophobic attitudes in different ways.
Approached from a theoretical framework of four hypotheses suggesting how globalization
affect people’s reaction on increased flows of foreign people and culture, our study states that
both social and economic globalization have a relation to the level of xenophobia in a state.
Furthermore, the results suggest that social globalization foster tolerance towards what is
foreign while negative changes in economic globalization may increase xenophobic attitudes. (Less)
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author
Simonsson, Erik LU and Schmiedel, Malin LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKH01 20141
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Economic globalization, social globalization, xenophobia, social attitudes
language
English
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4461658
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2014-06-23 22:08:54
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  abstract     = {Globalization is a complex and constantly changing phenomenon shaping our contemporary
world and societies. It is argued to generate economic growth and greater possibilities to most
people in the world, but has an impact on an individual level as well, on our personal values
and social attitudes. The aim of this paper is to contribute to the research done within the field
of globalization and how it affects people’s attitudes towards foreign people and culture. This
research area is today filled with diverse arguments, conclusions and theories about this
complicated relation. Our quantitative study on globalization and xenophobic attitudes in
European countries during the last decades examines whether different dimensions of the
globalization, i.e. social and economic, affect xenophobic attitudes in different ways.
Approached from a theoretical framework of four hypotheses suggesting how globalization
affect people’s reaction on increased flows of foreign people and culture, our study states that
both social and economic globalization have a relation to the level of xenophobia in a state.
Furthermore, the results suggest that social globalization foster tolerance towards what is
foreign while negative changes in economic globalization may increase xenophobic attitudes.},
  author       = {Simonsson, Erik and Schmiedel, Malin},
  keyword      = {Economic globalization,social globalization,xenophobia,social attitudes},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC GLOBALIZATION ‐ HOW DOES IT AFFECT XENOPHOBIC ATTITUDES?},
  year         = {2014},
}