Ethnic Diversity, Social Trust and the Moderating Role of Integration Policy

Gundelach, Birte; Manatschal, Anita (30 August 2014). Ethnic Diversity, Social Trust and the Moderating Role of Integration Policy (Unpublished). In: Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA). Washington (DC). 28.-31.08.2014.

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Increasing ethnic diversity and whether or not it impacts on trust are highly debated topics. Numerous studies report a negative relationship between diversity and trust, particularly in the US. A growing body of follow-up studies examined the extent to which these findings can be transferred to Europe, but the results remain inconclusive. Moving beyond the discussion of the mere existence or absence of diversity effects on trust, this study is concerned with the moderation of this relationship: It addresses the neglected role of subnational integration policies influencing diversity’s impact on trust. Empirical tests not only indicate that integration policies moderate the relationship, but also suggest that the influence of policies varies substantively according to the specific policy aspect under consideration.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Political Science

UniBE Contributor:

Manatschal, Anita


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science




Arno Raoul Rothenbühler

Date Deposited:

12 Dec 2014 10:20

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2022 14:38


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