What Drives the Center Right’s Electoral Success?

January 20, 2020

The 2008 economic crisis hit a number of European Union countries like a storm, with widespread patterns of electoral volatility and bad news for governing parties on both the left and right of the political spectrum. A central dimension of political competition in a number of EU countries was...

Legislating Equality: Anti-Discrimination Policy in Europe

December 06, 2018

Ethnic and racial discrimination has been an issue for Europe throughout history.  What does the rise of a radical-right party like the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) have to do with anti-discrimination policy in Europe? In the year 2000, after the FPÖ became part of the government in Austria,...

Europe Is Caught in a Wheel of Xenophobia

November 08, 2018

The assimilation policy of integration, actively practiced across Europe, is one of the main prerequisites of xenophobia. The latest measurements in Europe show that after a sharp spike in xenophobia and radicalism in 2015 caused by the migration crisis, the situation has improved slightly, but...