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As the economy takes off in Austria, voters remain torn between economic optimism and anti-immigration politics

Burri, Michael (2017) As the economy takes off in Austria, voters remain torn between economic optimism and anti-immigration politics. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (02 Oct 2017). Website.

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Abstract

With under two weeks left until the Austrian legislative election on 15 October, the centre-right People's Party (ÖVP), led by Sebastian Kurz, currently leads the opinion polls. Michael Burri writes that the refugee-centred campaign of Kurz has resonated with the public, allowing the ÖVP to counter the economic message emphasised by incumbent Chancellor Christian Kern. And while an improving economy may weakened anti-refugee politics since the peak of the refugee crisis in 2015, refugees still provide a powerful means through which to discuss national community and national destiny.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2017 11:39
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2020 23:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/85417

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