BIGSSS, Universität Bremen
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BIGSSS-departs Ph.D. Fellow, Field B, Cohort 2017
Comparative Welfare State Research
The Political Economy of Immigration
Exclusion by the Mainstream? The Partisan Politics of the Immigration-Welfare Tension in Western Europe
How and why do political parties compete over "welfare chauvinism", or the idea that immigrants should be excluded from access to the welfare state? This project tests theories of institutional feedback and party competition to explain variation across Western Europe, particularly focusing upon right-wing radical party influence. Ultimately, I consider whether party politics affects policy change over time, thus integrating party politics back into research on welfare state reform.