A Rising Tide? The Salience of Immigration and the Rise of Anti‐Immigration Political Parties in Western Europe
Volume: 90, Issue: 1, Pages: 107 - 116
Published: Nov 27, 2018
In this article, we consider the causes of the increase in voting for anti-immigration parties in western Europe in the past decade. We first note that one of the most commonly assumed reasons for this increase is an associated increase in anti-immigration sentiment, which we show is likely to be false. We also outline the major theoretical explanations, which we argue are likely to be incomplete. We then introduce our proposed explanation:...