Immigration has unquestionably gained importance in Italian public opinion over the past few years; but what has been its effect on politics? Building on a recent trend in literature, this paper appraises the effect of immigration on the success of far-right parties. We analyze the results of the elections from 2001, when immigration was still marginal, to the last elections held in 2018. Applying time-series-cross-section methods to an original dataset, we find that immigration has had a consistent effect on votes for the far-right. Interestingly, we also show that economic factors likely weigh more on far-right votes than immigration.
Is Europe’s right wing turn due to immigration? Empirical evidence from Italy / N. Pasini, P.G. Van Wolleghem. - In: THE OPEN POLITICAL SCIENCE JOURNAL. - ISSN 1874-9496. - 3:1(2020), pp. 84-96.
|Titolo:||Is Europe’s right wing turn due to immigration? Empirical evidence from Italy|
PASINI, NICOLA (Primo) (Corresponding)
VAN WOLLEGHEM, PIERRE GEORGES (Secondo)
|Parole Chiave:||right-wing extremism; far-right; Italy; immigration; elections; regions.|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SPS/04 - Scienza Politica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||16-mag-2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/openps-2020-0008|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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