Articles by James F. Downes

06 2021

Why centre-right parties adopt hardline positions on immigration at their peril

James F. Downes
To guard against vote loss, parties of the centre right are taking a tough stance on immigration. James F. Downes, Matthew Loveless and Andrew Lam argue that such parties risk bringing far-right ideology into the political mainstream, and undermining the very tenets of liberal democracy they profess to uphold
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James F. Downes
Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Chinese University of Hong Kong / Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right

James researches the rise of populist radical right parties in Western and Central-Eastern Europe alongside the key issue of immigration (right-wing party competition).

His country areas of expertise on populism include the UK, Italy, Germany, France, and Hungary.

James also heads up the Populism Research Unit at the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR).

Follow him on Twitter @DrJamesFDownes 

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