Nativism (politics)

Nativism is the political policy of promoting the interests of native inhabitants against those of immigrants,[1] including the support of immigration-restriction measures.[2]

In scholarly studies, nativism is a standard technical term, although those who hold this political view do not typically accept the label. Oezguer Dindar wrote, "[N]ativists [...] do not consider themselves [to be] nativists. For them it is a negative term and they rather consider themselves as 'Patriots'.[3]