Dr. Oliviero Angeli

TU Dresden

Can migration explain Europe’s rise in right-wing populism?

Migration is often cited as the reason for Europe’s rise in right-wing populism and thus something that “needs to be solved.” Political scientist Oliviero Angeli of TU Dresden addresses that common perception with research showing a more complex relationship between migration and populism. 

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  • “Migration is the perfect storm that populist parties benefited from”
  • Positive European attitudes to migrants
  • “Populists need migrants in order to blame migrants”
  • The question of whether migration is an issue to be ‘solved’.
  • When other parties speak about migration, they do the job of right-wing parties