The essence of the shift can be summarized as immigration still being a dominant issue in the far-right parties’ 2014 EP-campaigns, but now as a part of a more general Euroreject
agenda. In 2014 migration is not as much of a cultural phenomenon, a ‘scarecrow’, any more than it was in 2009, in the wake of the mass immigration of asylum seekers
from the Middle East.

The essence of the shift can be summarized as immigration still being a dominant issue in the far-right parties’ 2014 EP-campaigns, but now as a part of a more general Euroreject agenda. In 2014 migration is not as much of a cultural phenomenon, a ‘scarecrow’, any more than it was in 2009, in the wake of the mass immigration of asylum seekers from the Middle East.

 

Consequently, there is a substitution of migration as a cultural group-threat with a more systematic cross-country Euro-reject stance in which the rejection of the European establishment serves as a common cause for the effects of migration on the economic hardships of the majority. This also reveals a unique, far-right logic of conspiracy which treats migration as only a visible symptom of the real enemy working behind the scenes, the European Union.

 

 

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