Immigration and Integration Policy in Europe: Why Politics - and the Centre-Right - Matter

1st Edition

Tim Bale

Routledge
Published June 3, 2016
Reference - 164 Pages
ISBN 9781138972346 - CAT# Y208413
Series: Journal of European Public Policy Series

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Summary

The role of political parties in immigration control and integration policy in Europe is underestimated, and parties on the centre-right are particularly important and interesting in this respect. They make up many European governments and therefore help determine state and EU policy. Moreover, even before the rise of the populist radical right, immigration and integration were matters of genuine ideological and practical concern for Europe’s market liberal, conservative and Christian Democratic parties. Exploiting such issues for electoral gain may make superficial sense, but too hard a line risks alienating their supporters in business and in civil society, as well as undermining party unity. It is a difficult balance, but one that makes a big difference both to the parties involved and the public policies they help produce. This volume brings together experts on both migration and political parties – fields that have not always interacted as much as they could or should have done – in order to study the impacts, dilemmas and trade-offs involved.

This book is based on the special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.

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