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Cosmopolitans and Locals: An empirical investigation of cosmopolitanism
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences. (RCR)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5000-311X
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences. (KRIHS, RCR)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5355-4280
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2007 (English)In: Current Sociology, ISSN 0011-3921, E-ISSN 1461-7064, Vol. 55, no 6, p. 877-895Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The aim of this study is to empirically test Roudometof's suggested one-dimensional operationalization of transnationalism, from cosmopolitanism to localism, and compare it with an alternative two-dimensional operationalization. The study uses Swedish survey data from the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP), for 1995 and 2003. The results indicate that a two-dimensional, rather than a one-dimensional, solution fits the data better. Transnationalism can therefore be seen as one dimension ranging from local to global and one ranging from protectionism to openness. The same result was obtained for both 1995 and 2003. The results also show that people with different attitudes differ socioeconomically and that there is a trend over time towards more protectionist, rather than open, attitudes among the Swedish public.

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2007. Vol. 55, no 6, p. 877-895
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Globalisation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-1070DOI: 10.1177/0011392107081991ISI: 000251634800006Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-35548966048Local ID: 5200OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-1070DiVA, id: diva2:26102
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