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  • Map RoomC’est l’économie, stupide?

World Policy Journal explores the correlation in France between support for the far-right National Front and the unemployment rate.


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Compiled by Nicholas Cappetta and Melody Chan

Sources: Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques (Insee); French Ministry of Interior, data.gouv.fr; “Scapegoating: Unemployment, Far-RIght Parties, and Anti-Immigrant Sentiment.” Christopher Cochrane and Neil Nevitte (2014)

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Researchers have found that widespread unemployment contributes to the success of xenophobic political campaigns. After crunching the numbers, Christopher Cochrane and Neil Nevitte from the University of Toronto concluded, “a high unemployment rate predisposes citizens to accept the anti-immigrant rhetoric of far-right parties, and a low unemployment rate predisposes citizens to reject this rhetoric.” [End Page 24]


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Additional Information

ISSN
1936-0924
Print ISSN
0740-2775
Pages
pp. 24-25
Launched on MUSE
2017-04-01
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived
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