BIGSSS, Universität Bremen
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BIGSSS-departs Ph.D. Fellow, Field B, Cohort 2017
Comparative Welfare State Research
Exclusion by the Mainstream? Party Competition and Welfare Chauvinism towards Immigrants in Western Europe
How, and to which extent, has welfare chauvinism (the idea that immigrants’ access to welfare should be restricted) been contested in party politics across Western Europe in recent years? This project tests theories of institutional feedback and party competition to explain differences in contestation across country contexts, particularly focusing upon right-wing radical party influence over time. A mixture of voter and party-level data is utilized in empirical and theory-building studies.