CfP PANEL “PUBLIC OPINION TOWARDS MIGRATION”- 2020 ECPR GENERAL CONFERENCE INNSBRUCK

CfP PANEL “PUBLIC OPINION TOWARDS MIGRATION”- 2020 ECPR GENERAL CONFERENCE INNSBRUCK

CfP PANEL “PUBLIC OPINION TOWARDS MIGRATION”- 2020 ECPR GENERAL CONFERENCE INNSBRUCK

Panel Chairs: Gianna Maria Eick- Univerity of Kent (gme5@kent.ac.uk) and Christian Albrekt Larsen- Aalborg Univerisity (albrekt@dps.aau.dk)

Panel to be submitted to Section 35- International Migration Policies and Politics: Current Challenges and Opportunities

Panel abstract: European democracies are witnessing an increasing polarization of public opinion towards migration. While existing data shows rising scepticism in people’s attitudes towards migrants in many communities, assessing which factors account for such attitudes is a rather complex task. Yet, it is an essential task as the public opinion towards migration shape both immigrant integration practices and migration policy-making. This panel explores public attitudes towards migration from a comparative perspective to assess which factors account for people’s attitudes towards migrants on individual and contextual levels.

Please send your paper proposals (including a title, a 250-word paper abstract and the name and institutional affiliation of the authors) to Gianna Maria Eick (gme5@kent.ac.uk) and Christian Albrekt Larsen (albrekt@dps.aau.dk) with sufficient time in advance of the official deadline for full panel submissions (i.e. before 19th of February 2020).

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