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Immigration-Related Diversity and Trust in German Cities: The Role of Intergroup Contact

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This article investigates the relationship between neighbourhood diversity, various forms of intergroup contact and trust in a sample of native Germans clustered in 50 neighbourhoods in several German cities. The authors argue that the consideration and direct measurement of intergroup contact is essential for fully comprehending the consequences of rising ethno-cultural diversity in Western democracies. Our results show that neighbourhood immigration-related diversity in itself does not exer...

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Petermann, S More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Schönwälder, K More by this author
Hewstone, M More by this author
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Journal:
Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties
Volume:
23
Issue:
3
Pages:
279-298
Publication date:
2013-08-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1745-7297
ISSN:
1745-7289
URN:
uuid:4d9eeae5-2dbe-478c-ad42-522c6dca3a1b
Source identifiers:
425648
Local pid:
pubs:425648
Language:
English

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