New lines of conflict: European integration and immigration

Wouter Van Der Brug, Daphne Van Der Pas, Marc Van De Wardt, Marijn Van Klingeren, Claes De Vreese, Sarah De Lange, Catherine De Vries, Hajo Boomgaarden, Rens Vliegenthart

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Introduction “At the root of all politics is the universal language of confl ict” (Schattschneider, 1960, p. 2). Consequently, much research in political science focuses on confl icts. Different groups of citizens have different interests, values and ideologies and will therefore have different views on the most appropriate actions of governments, on policies that should be implemented and legislation that should be adopted. That political confl icts arise as a consequence of these differences in interests and worldviews is a logical and inevitable consequence of the freedom of speech and association. We therefore use the term “confl ict” in this chapter descriptively, and we do not take any normative view, implying that confl ict would be normatively bad and cooperation good.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Conflict Within and Between Groups
EditorsC.K.W. de Dreu
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781315772745
ISBN (Print)9781848722958
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2014
Externally publishedYes


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