Immigration, left and right

  title={Immigration, left and right},
  author={Sonia Alonso and Sara Claro da Fonseca},
  journal={Party Politics},
  pages={865 - 884}
Using data from the Comparative Manifestos Project, we compare the policy positions of left and right parties with regard to immigration across 18 West European countries between 1975 and 2005. We test two main hypotheses: First, we expect that mainstream parties will exploit anti-immigrant sentiments in the electorate regardless of extreme right competition. This would indicate that the extreme Right is not the only driving force behind the recent ‘anti-immigrant turn’ of electoral politics in… Expand

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