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Why immigration has the potential to upend the Italian election

Dennison, James, Geddes, Andrew and Goodwin, Matthew (2018) Why immigration has the potential to upend the Italian election. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (17 Jan 2018). Website.

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The failure of Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders to cause an upset in 2017 has prompted some observers to argue that Europe's 'populist right' is now in retreat. But as James Dennison, Andrew Geddes and Matthew Goodwin highlight, the apparent fall in support for anti-immigration populism elsewhere in Europe has not been seen in Italy ahead of the country's general election in March. Immigration has risen from a non-issue to the second most important for Italian voters, and polls have shown growing support for the increasingly anti-immigration Forza Italia and Lega Nord.

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Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2018 12:02
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 17:43

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