33 / 2011
Simona Zavratnik

Contemporary Migrations through Public Opinion

The article deals with the Slovene public's perception of the issues of migrations, integration of immigrants, and multiculturalism. It derives from the concept of integration as a two-way process of intercultural communication, which generates a new quality for achieving social cohesion. The views of Slovene public opinion are arranged under three migration topics: 1. general attitudes towards migrations and migrants – migrants as a threat or an essential labour market corrective, 2. positioning Slovenia in contemporary globalised migration trends, and 3. integration policies as an instrument for shifting internal social borders.
KEYWORDS: migration, integration, public opinion, survey research, empirical data