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European identity as a unifying category in an ethnically diverse Europe: national vs. European identification among native and immigrant pupils

(2016) EUROPEAN UNION POLITICS. 17(2). p.285-302
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This article investigates whether European identity is a feasible and functional alternative to national identity. We examine the extent, determinants and consequences of national and European identification among (immigrant) Turkish and native Belgian pupils, with data gathered from 1629 pupils across 68 Belgian schools. The results show that immigrant Turkish pupils identify more strongly with Europe than with Belgium. The groups are closer to each other with respect to their European identification, while the latter is not in conflict with national identification. Moreover, European identity is less ethnically and more civically defined than national identity. Importantly, European identification was moderately related to academic achievement, though it is hard to make a causal claim.
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ETHNIC-IDENTITY, AFRICAN-AMERICAN ADOLESCENTS, TURKISH MEMBERSHIP, SCHOOL CONTEXT, SOCIAL-CONTEXT, SELF-ESTEEM, ATTITUDES, DISCRIMINATION, CITIZENS, GERMANY, Academic achievement, diversity, European identity, immigrants, national identity

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Agirdag, Orhan, Karen Phalet, and Mieke Van Houtte. “European Identity as a Unifying Category in an Ethnically Diverse Europe: National Vs. European Identification Among Native and Immigrant Pupils.” EUROPEAN UNION POLITICS 17.2 (2016): 285–302. Print.
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Agirdag, O., Phalet, K., & Van Houtte, M. (2016). European identity as a unifying category in an ethnically diverse Europe: national vs. European identification among native and immigrant pupils. EUROPEAN UNION POLITICS, 17(2), 285–302.
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Agirdag, Orhan, Karen Phalet, and Mieke Van Houtte. 2016. “European Identity as a Unifying Category in an Ethnically Diverse Europe: National Vs. European Identification Among Native and Immigrant Pupils.” European Union Politics 17 (2): 285–302.
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Agirdag, Orhan, Karen Phalet, and Mieke Van Houtte. 2016. “European Identity as a Unifying Category in an Ethnically Diverse Europe: National Vs. European Identification Among Native and Immigrant Pupils.” European Union Politics 17 (2): 285–302.
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Agirdag O, Phalet K, Van Houtte M. European identity as a unifying category in an ethnically diverse Europe: national vs. European identification among native and immigrant pupils. EUROPEAN UNION POLITICS. 2016;17(2):285–302.
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O. Agirdag, K. Phalet, and M. Van Houtte, “European identity as a unifying category in an ethnically diverse Europe: national vs. European identification among native and immigrant pupils,” EUROPEAN UNION POLITICS, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 285–302, 2016.
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  author       = {Agirdag, Orhan and Phalet, Karen and Van Houtte, Mieke},
  issn         = {1465-1165},
  journal      = {EUROPEAN UNION POLITICS},
  keywords     = {ETHNIC-IDENTITY,AFRICAN-AMERICAN ADOLESCENTS,TURKISH MEMBERSHIP,SCHOOL CONTEXT,SOCIAL-CONTEXT,SELF-ESTEEM,ATTITUDES,DISCRIMINATION,CITIZENS,GERMANY,Academic achievement,diversity,European identity,immigrants,national identity},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {285--302},
  title        = {European identity as a unifying category in an ethnically diverse Europe: national vs. European identification among native and immigrant pupils},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1465116515612216},
  volume       = {17},
  year         = {2016},
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