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Exclusion and Antisystem Attitudes: The Impact of Perceived Discrimination in Attitudes towards Democracy and the Willingness to Use Violence among Adolescents in Brussels

Department of Political Science, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
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Soc. Sci. 2020, 9(10), 175; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9100175
Received: 16 July 2020 / Revised: 24 September 2020 / Accepted: 28 September 2020 / Published: 1 October 2020
Perceived discrimination, the perception of systematic exclusion due to background characteristics, has been studied extensively in general. The political consequences of this perception remain underexplored for adolescents. Discrimination may engender a rejection of common political values such as the support for democratic politics. Using the data of 1789 pupils with an average age of 16 years (grade 10) from 24 schools in Brussels, we focus on the consequences of perceived discrimination in attitudes towards violence, as well as on a rejection of representative democracy. The outcomes of a multilevel analysis suggest that high levels of self-reported perceived discrimination are significantly associated with an anti-democratic attitude (rejection of the current form of representative democracy) and the willingness to use violence. In a context in which 75% of pupils have a non-native background, these findings reveal the challenges for future forms of civic education. View Full-Text
Keywords: discrimination; Brussels; adolescents; disadvantaged youth; violence; democracy; social cohesion; social polarization; citizenship; civic education discrimination; Brussels; adolescents; disadvantaged youth; violence; democracy; social cohesion; social polarization; citizenship; civic education
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Mansoury Babhoutak, E.; Kavadias, D.; Echeverria Vicente, N.J. Exclusion and Antisystem Attitudes: The Impact of Perceived Discrimination in Attitudes towards Democracy and the Willingness to Use Violence among Adolescents in Brussels. Soc. Sci. 2020, 9, 175. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9100175

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Mansoury Babhoutak E, Kavadias D, Echeverria Vicente NJ. Exclusion and Antisystem Attitudes: The Impact of Perceived Discrimination in Attitudes towards Democracy and the Willingness to Use Violence among Adolescents in Brussels. Social Sciences. 2020; 9(10):175. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9100175

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Mansoury Babhoutak, Elham; Kavadias, Dimokritos; Echeverria Vicente, Nohemi J. 2020. "Exclusion and Antisystem Attitudes: The Impact of Perceived Discrimination in Attitudes towards Democracy and the Willingness to Use Violence among Adolescents in Brussels" Soc. Sci. 9, no. 10: 175. https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9100175

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