Diversity and Welfare States

A special issue of Societies (ISSN 2075-4698).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 May 2020) | Viewed by 232

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Department of Sociology, Umeå University, 901 87 Umeå, Sweden
Interests: political sociology (with an emphasis on immigration); nationalism; the welfare state

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, a number of empirical studies have tested the hypothesis that ethnic, racial, or immigration-generated diversity is negatively associated with support for redistribution and/or national welfare states. The majority of this research has been cross-national in design and provided little evidence of a link. However, results from country case studies suggest a negative relationship. A country case study can be understood as the study of a single country for the purpose of better understanding a phenomenon in a larger group of countries. The aim of this Special Issue is to build on insights generated by case studies of the United States, Sweden, and Germany by investigating the relationship between diversity and the welfare state in other countries and, ideally, regions of the world.

This Special Issue seeks contributions that do any of the following: assess within-country variation in diversity and welfare attitudes; study change in within-country diversity and welfare attitudes; investigate effects associated with specific events; and/or analyze mechanisms theoretically responsible for this relationship. Papers that make innovative use of new data sources and focus on a country outside of North America and Western Europe are especially welcome.

Dr. Maureen A. Eger
Guest Editor

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