“Good” and “Bad” Immigrants: The Economic Nationalism of the True Finns’ Immigration Discourse

  title={“Good” and “Bad” Immigrants: The Economic Nationalism of the True Finns’ Immigration Discourse},
  author={Mikko Kuisma},
The populist radical right parties (PRRP) have received a considerable amount of interest in European politics during the past ten years. Their increasing popularity and electoral success has been debated both in the academic literature and in the wider society. While many PRRPs are now actively engaged in an anti-immigration discourse, many of them arguing against multiculturalism and the difficulties of integrating immigrant communities into native cultures (Eatwell 2004: 2), one central… 
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The Breakthrough of Another West European Populist Radical Right Party? The Case of the True Finns
  • D. Arter
  • Political Science
    Government and Opposition
  • 2010
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