The Political Candidacy of EU Migrants in their European Countries of Residence. The Case of British and Romanians Standing in Spanish Local Elections

Ciornei, Irina (2013). The Political Candidacy of EU Migrants in their European Countries of Residence. The Case of British and Romanians Standing in Spanish Local Elections. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 40(9), pp. 1375-1393. Routledge 10.1080/1369183X.2013.857594

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What explains the variation in how European citizens of diverse origins are politically incorporated in the member states of residence? This paper argues that immigrant groups’ status in the host society plays an important role in political party responses to immigrants’ political participation. Drawing on the case of Romanian and British candidacies in the Spanish local elections from 2011, the paper finds that the level of competition between parties is the key mechanism for incorporating candidates from a positively/neutrally perceived group. Instead, a greater level of ethnic diversity encourages the incorporation of candidates from the negatively perceived group. To demonstrate this, the paper uses an original data-set with the Romanian and British candidates in a large number of Spanish localities.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Sociology

UniBE Contributor:

Ciornei, Irina

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

ISSN:

1469-9451

Publisher:

Routledge

Language:

English

Submitter:

Irina Ciornei

Date Deposited:

02 May 2016 11:56

Last Modified:

07 May 2016 20:31

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/1369183X.2013.857594

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.79360

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/79360

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