Muslims are more politicized when anti-immigrant parties are in parliament
What is it about?
We examine under what circumstances politicians differentiate among immigrants, and when they politicize religion (Muslims). A large claims-making analysis 1995 to 2009 in seven Western European countries forms the empirical basis. There are more claims around Muslims when there are anti-immigrant parties in parliament. We find no evidence that the 9/11 terrorist attacks increased the politicization of Muslims.
Why is it important?
Politicians can refer to immigrants in many different ways, and here we try to understand why Muslims are increasingly politicized in Western Europe.
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