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Is racism the new sectarianism?: Negativity towards immigrants and ethnic minorities in Northern Ireland from 2004 to 2015

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Is racism the new sectarianism? Negativity towards immigrants and ethnic minorities in Northern Ireland from 2004 to 2015. / Doebler, Stefanie; McAreavey, Ruth; Shortall, Sally.

In: Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 41, No. 14, 01.11.2018, p. 2426-2444.

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Doebler, Stefanie ; McAreavey, Ruth ; Shortall, Sally. / Is racism the new sectarianism? Negativity towards immigrants and ethnic minorities in Northern Ireland from 2004 to 2015. In: Ethnic and Racial Studies. 2018 ; Vol. 41, No. 14. pp. 2426-2444.

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