UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

The Role of Short-Term and Longer Term Immigration Trends on Voting for Populist Radical Right Parties in Europe

Ramos, MR; Schumann, S; Hewstone, M; (2021) The Role of Short-Term and Longer Term Immigration Trends on Voting for Populist Radical Right Parties in Europe. Social Psychological and Personality Science 10.1177/19485506211043681. (In press). Green open access

[thumbnail of 19485506211043681.pdf]
Preview
Text
19485506211043681.pdf - Published version

Download (431kB) | Preview

Abstract

The success of populist radical right parties (PRRPs) in Europe has, in part, been attributed to growing immigration, but previous findings have found an inconsistent relationship between immigration and voting for PRRPs. We address previous inconsistencies by suggesting a time-focused perspective on intergroup relations. We disentangle short-term from longer term immigration trends and argue that a recent increase in immigration should predict PRRP support. With time, however, citizens will adapt to these demographic changes and voting for PRRPs could decline. We drew on official immigration records and representative data from the European Social Survey, capturing the voting behavior of 75,874 individuals from 15 European countries between 2002 and 2014. We found that a recent increase in immigration predicted more PRRP voting, and this relationship was strengthened under conditions of higher economic strain and inequality. In contrast, sustained immigration in the longer term was not related with PRRP votes.

Type: Article
Title: The Role of Short-Term and Longer Term Immigration Trends on Voting for Populist Radical Right Parties in Europe
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/19485506211043681
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1177/19485506211043681
Language: English
Additional information: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
Keywords: immigration, voting behavior, populist radical right parties, social inequalities, country wealth, RIGHT-WING PARTIES, INTERGROUP CONTACT, MULTILEVEL, DIVERSITY, ATTITUDES, THREAT, PARADOX, SUPPORT, TRUST
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Security and Crime Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10136024
Downloads since deposit
15Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item