Xenophobia and migrant-phobias in Russia : origins and challenges
Title: Xenophobia and migrant-phobias in Russia : origins and challenges
Author: MUKOMEL, Vladimir
Series/Number: Migration Policy Centre; CARIM-East; Explanatory Notes; 2013/97
External link: http://www.migrationpolicycentre.eu/
While xenophobic sentiments are always present in a society1 Whom is xenophobia directed against? How are migrant-phobias related to xenophobia? What are the hidden underlying factors behind the rise of xenophobia and the aggression towards the “others”? Is there a connection between the prevalence of xenophobia and the functioning of social institutions and social setting? , they have become widespread in the 2000s. In 2002-2012, the share of respondents who do not feel hostility towards representatives of other nationalities decreased by over a quarter. The slogan "Russia for the Russians", which is supported not only by the Russians, but also by the representatives of the traditional minorities within Russia, has been increasingly popular in the 2000s. In November 2012, only 23% of the respondents reacted negatively to it, considering it properly fascist - as opposed to 30% in 1998 (Levada Centre in 2012a, p.176, 179).
Subject: Migration; Xenophobia; Statistical data
Type of Access: openAccess