The Austrian People’s Party can be seen as an anti-immigrant right party
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What is it about?
We examine how the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) talks about immigration. Looking at the electoral programmes between 1994 and 2019, we can identify a shift to more negative views on immigration. We argue that this shift after 2017 is related to the restructuring of the ÖVP into a leadership party.
Why is it important?
Radical right parties and extremist movements have received much attention, but to better understand how political parties talk about migration, we also need to consider mainstream parties.
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