THE ANTI-IMMIGRANT EMIGRANT Explaining radical right party voting among expatriate Swedes

Published on Mar 28, 2019
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#1Jens Rydgren (Stockholm University)H-Index: 25
#2Sara van der Meiden (Stockholm University)H-Index: 1
Fifteen years ago, Rydgren (Scand Polit Stud 25(1):27–56, 2002) asked why no electorally successful radical right-wing party had yet emerged in Sweden. In this respect, Sweden was a negative case. Rydgren posited four main explanations: (1) social class mattered more in Sweden than elsewhere. Working-class voters identified strongly with their social class and with the Social Democratic party, making them largely unavailable to radical right-wing mobilization; (2) socioeconomic issues still stru...
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#1Sarah J. MahlerH-Index: 1
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#1Anar K. Ahmadov (LEI: Leiden University)H-Index: 6
#2Gwendolyn Sasse (University of Oxford)H-Index: 23
What explains varying levels of emigrant transnational engagement in home-country politics? The well-known difficulties in obtaining migrant profile data and restriction to a few destination countries have resulted in a lack of systematic empirical investigation of this question. We expand nascent efforts to fill this gap by offering a new theoretical framework and novel research design that stress the potential importance of destination characteristics. We argue that the experience and environm...
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This study examines the link between individual attitudes and voting for radical right parties in 16 European countries, using the European Social Survey (ESS). This study includes, in a single model, several different components of the radical right political platform in order to test which components are more strongly found among radical right voters. Using the initial assumption that the anti-immigrant message of radical right parties should be attractive to individuals with similar predispos...
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#1Jean-Michel Lafleur (University of Liège)H-Index: 11
#2María Sánchez-Domínguez (Umeå University)H-Index: 6
What variables influence the electoral behaviour of citizens voting in home country elections from abroad? Despite the growing interest of migration scholars for the topic of external voting, this question remains largely unanswered. Basing ourselves on the existing political science literature on electoral behaviour and on the migration literature on immigrants' participation in host country politics, we isolate different hypotheses that explain emigrants' preferences in home country politics. ...
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#1Cristina EscobarH-Index: 10
#2Renelinda AranaH-Index: 3
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#1Ann-Cathrine Jungar (SH: Södertörn University)H-Index: 7
#2Anders Ravik Jupskås (SH: Södertörn University)H-Index: 4
The Nordic countries are no longer characterized by a stable five-party system. Not only have small Christian parties and Green parties emerged in most countries, so-called 'populist radical right ...
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#1Kirill Zhirkov (HSE: National Research University – Higher School of Economics)H-Index: 2
In the present study I use large-scale survey data to compare radical right voting to other forms of electoral behavior in Western Europe. The chosen method, multilevel multinomial logistic regression, allows, first, distinguishing among voting for several party families as well as abstention and, second, controlling for differences between countries and survey rounds. I find that the radical right electorate is not characterized by social alienation or anti-modern values; these characteristics ...
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During the last decades there has been an upsurge in research on xenophobic populist parties, mirroring their political successes. In the Swedish context, characterised by neoliberal restructuring, ...
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#1Takeyuki Tsuda (ASU: Arizona State University)H-Index: 17
The transnationalism literature has focused on the transborder social networks that immigrants in the receiving country maintain with their sending countries and has not sufficiently examined how such transborder connections enable them to become simultaneously engaged in both nation-states. This paper argues that simultaneity is an important part of transnationalism that distinguishes it from long-distance nationalism. We therefore need to more extensively analyse how immigrants’ transborder in...
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