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The European Migrant Crisis and the fortune of right-wing populist parties

Arendt, Fanny LU and Consiglio, Annika (2016) STVA22 20161
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In 2015, Europe faced one of the most extensive refugee flows since the Second World War. The situation forced European Governments to take actions on immigration issues to handle the increasing inflows of asylum seekers. We draw on Meguid’s theory on party strategies to examine whether mainstream parties policies of immigration affects the public support of right-wing populist parties. Simultaneously, we include theories claiming that the amount of asylum seekers is crucial to public support of right-wing populist parties. These theories are the basis of our study when examining what may be fueling the success of right-wing populist parties in Sweden, Denmark, France and Italy. Our empirical findings concludes that there are no monocausal... (More)
In 2015, Europe faced one of the most extensive refugee flows since the Second World War. The situation forced European Governments to take actions on immigration issues to handle the increasing inflows of asylum seekers. We draw on Meguid’s theory on party strategies to examine whether mainstream parties policies of immigration affects the public support of right-wing populist parties. Simultaneously, we include theories claiming that the amount of asylum seekers is crucial to public support of right-wing populist parties. These theories are the basis of our study when examining what may be fueling the success of right-wing populist parties in Sweden, Denmark, France and Italy. Our empirical findings concludes that there are no monocausal connection between mainstream parties’ strategies and the amount of asylum seekers. The outcomes are variating between the examined countries. However, levels of immigration are in most cases more essential than strategies used by mainstream parties to affront with migration issues. Mainstream parties policies seemingly plays a more insignificant role when the asylum reception is extensive. Accordingly, our conclusion is that multiple variables need to be included to completely determine what impacts of right-wing populist parties public support. (Less)
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In 2015, Europe faced one of the most extensive refugee flows since the Second World War. The situation forced European Governments to take actions on immigration issues to handle the increasing inflows of asylum seekers. We draw on Meguid’s theory on party strategies to examine whether mainstream parties policies of immigration affects the public support of right-wing populist parties. Simultaneously, we include theories claiming that the amount of asylum seekers is crucial to public support of right-wing populist parties. These theories are the basis of our study when examining what may be fueling the success of right-wing populist parties in Sweden, Denmark, France and Italy. Our empirical findings concludes that there are no monocausal... (More)
In 2015, Europe faced one of the most extensive refugee flows since the Second World War. The situation forced European Governments to take actions on immigration issues to handle the increasing inflows of asylum seekers. We draw on Meguid’s theory on party strategies to examine whether mainstream parties policies of immigration affects the public support of right-wing populist parties. Simultaneously, we include theories claiming that the amount of asylum seekers is crucial to public support of right-wing populist parties. These theories are the basis of our study when examining what may be fueling the success of right-wing populist parties in Sweden, Denmark, France and Italy. Our empirical findings concludes that there are no monocausal connection between mainstream parties’ strategies and the amount of asylum seekers. The outcomes are variating between the examined countries. However, levels of immigration are in most cases more essential than strategies used by mainstream parties to affront with migration issues. Mainstream parties policies seemingly plays a more insignificant role when the asylum reception is extensive. Accordingly, our conclusion is that multiple variables need to be included to completely determine what impacts of right-wing populist parties public support. (Less)
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Arendt, Fanny LU and Consiglio, Annika
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organization
alternative title
Are mainstream parties' policies fueling Europe's right-wing populist parties?
course
STVA22 20161
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Right-wing populist parties, mainstream parties, European Migrant Crisis, policy strategies, migration flows
language
English
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8873283
date added to LUP
2017-01-12 10:14:10
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2017-01-12 10:14:10
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  abstract     = {In 2015, Europe faced one of the most extensive refugee flows since the Second World War. The situation forced European Governments to take actions on immigration issues to handle the increasing inflows of asylum seekers. We draw on Meguid’s theory on party strategies to examine whether mainstream parties policies of immigration affects the public support of right-wing populist parties. Simultaneously, we include theories claiming that the amount of asylum seekers is crucial to public support of right-wing populist parties. These theories are the basis of our study when examining what may be fueling the success of right-wing populist parties in Sweden, Denmark, France and Italy. Our empirical findings concludes that there are no monocausal connection between mainstream parties’ strategies and the amount of asylum seekers. The outcomes are variating between the examined countries. However, levels of immigration are in most cases more essential than strategies used by mainstream parties to affront with migration issues. Mainstream parties policies seemingly plays a more insignificant role when the asylum reception is extensive. Accordingly, our conclusion is that multiple variables need to be included to completely determine what impacts of right-wing populist parties public support.},
  author       = {Arendt, Fanny and Consiglio, Annika},
  keyword      = {Right-wing populist parties,mainstream parties,European Migrant Crisis,policy strategies,migration flows},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The European Migrant Crisis and the fortune of right-wing populist parties},
  year         = {2016},
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