Immigration Attitudes and the Politics of Globalization

34 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2016

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David Brady

Stanford Graduate School of Business

John A. Ferejohn

NYU Law School

Aldo Paparo

Università LUISS Guido Carli

Date Written: August 7, 2016

Abstract

In this paper we attempt two projects. The first is to try to explain immigration attitudes by taking account of two likely causal factors: economic dislocation and threats to identity or cultural values. We argue that, while economic dislocation and cultural conservatism each produce anti-immigrant attitudes, the effect of culture or identity is probably stronger. The second project seeks to understand the effects of immigration attitudes on prospective and retrospective political choices by political leaders and parties. We argue that the immigration issue has exposed an enormous vulnerability of traditional parties either to internal fracture or entry by new parties or political leaders.

Suggested Citation

Brady, David W. and Ferejohn, John A. and Paparo, Aldo, Immigration Attitudes and the Politics of Globalization (August 7, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2820204 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2820204

David W. Brady

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John A. Ferejohn (Contact Author)

NYU Law School ( email )

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Aldo Paparo

Università LUISS Guido Carli ( email )

Rome
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