Do centre-right parties win back votes from the far right by talking about immigration?

6 Dec 2017
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  With the rise of far-right parties in Europe during the 2000s, some centre-right parties spotted an opportunity to win back votes by pivoting towards immigration. James F Downes and Matthew Loveless (European University Institute) find that they were more...
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The 2008-2013 Economic Crisis in Europe: Extreme Right-Wing and Center Right Party Competition on the Salience of Immigration

22 Aug 2016
by James F. Downes (The University of Hong Kong, Visiting Scholar at EUAP HK) Matthew Loveless (CeRSP) Abstract This paper examines the context of the 2008-2013 economic crisis and the party competition between extreme right-wing and mainstream center right parties...
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