Abstract

Abstract:

This essay systematically explores the role the immigration issue played in the electoral and overall political power structure of right-wing extremism in Greece as expressed by Golden Dawn. It employs a political-opportunity structure along with a discursive-opportunity structure approach in several instances, with special reference to the so-called refugee crisis during 2015–16. It argues that there is no simple and straightforward connection between immigration and an increase of extremism, and that even sudden and massive immigration flows is not a sufficient condition. Instead, to understand the rise in extremism, long-term, medium-term, and short-term variables must all be considered.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-1935
Print ISSN
1047-4552
Pages
pp. 48-69
Launched on MUSE
2018-05-10
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2019
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