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Immigration, Euroscepticism, and the rise and fall of UKIP

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This article presents a case study of the emergence of the issue-linkage necessary for a cross-cutting European Union cleavage to become electorally salient. We argue that a key political decision on immigration in 2004 facilitated the emergence of a new dimension of party competition and growth in popular support for the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leading eventually to the 2016 EU Referendum. To examine this thesis, we trace the impact of the UK government’s immigration policy ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1177/1354068818816969

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Party Politics Journal website
Volume:
25
Issue:
1
Pages:
76-87
Publication date:
2019-01-15
Acceptance date:
2018-10-02
DOI:
EISSN:
1460-3683
ISSN:
1354-0688
Pubs id:
pubs:929645
URN:
uri:4c05fb9b-1975-4ec4-a3bc-2e29ec4c5d5a
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uuid:4c05fb9b-1975-4ec4-a3bc-2e29ec4c5d5a
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pubs:929645

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