CMIST Afternoon Seminar: Generations and attitudes to immigration in Western Europe
|Dates:||20 June 2017|
|Times:||16:00 - 17:30|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Dr Maria Grasso|
Immigration is an increasingly politicized issue across Western European countries. While theories of modernization would suggest that individuals, and particularly those from younger generations, should be increasingly more tolerant and open-minded, experiences such as economic crisis and difficulties finding employment may lead individuals to have more negative views of immigrants and integration.
This paper focuses on exploring the nature and extent of generational differences in attitudes to immigration and diversity across Western Europe. It also analyses trends in such attitudes and the extent and nature of age-group differences across time to examine the extent to which socialization experiences of different generations can be seen to explain differences in attitudes. Cross-national differences are also examined to shed light on whether divergent contexts, rates and histories of immigration have an impact on individual-level attitudes.
Maria is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and Quantitative Methods at the University of Sheffield. Her research focuses on political behaviour, social change, political generations, and the shift from traditional means of political participation relating to parties, electoral politics and left-right conflict, to more diffuse and irregular forms of involvement such as demonstrations, issue campaigns and consumer boycotts. Her academic work deals primarily with quantitative research and statistical analysis of cross-national surveys on political attitudes and behaviour.
Coffee and biscuits from 3.45. No registration needed. ALL WELCOME!
Dr Maria Grasso
Organisation: University of Sheffield
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