Articles by Lea Portmann

12 2021

Western countries use resettlement policies strategically

Lea Portmann
Western countries repeatedly point to resettlement – the organised transfer of refugees to a safe third country – as a solution to persistent humanitarian crises. Yet, Philipp Lutz and Lea Portmann show how such resettlement can, paradoxically, be a way for states to legitimise limiting access to humanitarian protection
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08 2021

Why are people with migrant backgrounds so poorly represented in political office in Europe?

Lea Portmann
In Switzerland, poor political representation of people with a migrant background is not simply the result of prejudice and deliberate penalising by voters. Lea Portmann and Nenad Stojanović show that it is also caused by voters systematically favouring native ingroup candidates
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Lea Portmann
Postdoctoral Researcher and Research Fellow of NCCR – On The Move

Lea's research focuses on electoral behaviour, discrimination, political inclusion of minority populations, and migration policy.

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