Nationalist attitudes and exclusionist reactions in former soviet republics

Louk Hagendoorn, Edwin Poppe

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    This chapter analyses the association between nationalist orientations and exclusionist reactions across five republics of the former Soviet Union. It analyses titular as well as Russian patriotism and chauvinism in relation to negative stereotyping of the outgroup and to social distance from the outgroup as manifestations of exclusionism. Social distance was correlated more strongly with the attribution of social deviance than with the attribution of traditionalism or low status to outgroups. In other words, the content of the stereotypes affects social distance. The lowest level of titular patriotism is in Ukraine and the highest level is in Kazakhstan. Titulars in Belarus hold the least negative stereotypes about Russians while those in Georgia the most negative stereotypes. Social distance from Russians is smallest in Ukraine and largest in Kazakhstan. The levels of chauvinism differ from those of patriotism in the five states. Chauvinism among titulars is weakest in Ukraine and Georgia and strongest in Kazakhstan.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNationalism and Exclusion of Migrants
    Subtitle of host publicationCross-National Comparisons
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9781351915779
    ISBN (Print)9780754639930
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


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