The impact of immigration on election outcomes in Danish municipalities
2010 (English)Report (Other academic)
In this paper we study the effects on support for different political parties following an increase in the immigrant share in Danish municipalities during a period marked by a substantial influx of refugees. The two anti-immigration parties in the political landscape of Denmark are among those that win votes as a result of this influx, but so also does a pro-immigration party on the left. Controlling for a number of social-economic aspects, our results thus point to some discontent with immigration; however, they do not support predictions of a general decline for political parties that are in favour of a generouswelfare state, as proposed by some scholars.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 32 p.
SULCIS reports and working papers, ISSN 1654-1189 ; 2010:3
immigration; immigrants; elections; racism; xenophobia
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-118267OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-118267DiVA: diva2:821574