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Immigration and Perceptions of National Political Systems in Europe

Lauren McLaren


This book analyses the impact of immigration on perceptions of national political systems in Europe and contends that public concern about immigration is undermining trust in national political institutions and elites, as well as satisfaction with the way democracy is working. The book further contends that immigration presents more substantial challenges to some national identity constructions and that while national identity in general can help to bolster support for national political systems, those who emphasize lengthy ties to the country are likely be less positive about their national p ... More

Keywords: immigration, public opinion, political trust, satisfaction with democracy, national identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198739463
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739463.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lauren McLaren, author
Professor of Comparative Politics and Head of Politics, University of Glasgow