Campaigning in Radical Right Heartland

ab 24,90 

Oliver Gruber

The politicization of immigration and ethnic relations in Austrian general elections, 1971-2013

ISBN 978-3-643-90517-8
Band-Nr. 11
Jahr 2014
Seiten 240
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Studien zur politischen Kommunikation. Studies in Political Communication


Immigration and ethnic diversity are contentious political
issues in contemporary Europe. Both increasingly structure
the campaigning strategies of political parties. This book
provides insights into the processes driving party
politicization. It presents findings from the heartland of
the radical right studying competition on migration and
diversity in Austria since the 1970s. It reveals how parties
adapt their electoral priorities to changes in the party
system and the socio-structural conditions. The findings
document the evolution of a new dimension of political
competition and how niche parties can impact on mainstream
party politicization in the electoral arena.

Oliver Gruber is post-doctoral researcher and
lecturer at the Department of Political Science at the
Universities of Vienna and Innsbruck.