Event Title

Left Parties in Western Europe: Capitulating to Xenophobia

Presenter Information

John Cheng

Location

Science Center, K209

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-27-2012 1:30 PM

End Date

4-27-2012 2:30 PM

Abstract

My project examines how leftist parties in Western Europe have responded to the rise of racist, xenophobic, and anti-immigrant sentiment since the Second World War. Using the examples of the British Labour Party, the French Socialist Party, and the Swedish Social Democratic Party, I argue that both a varieties-of-capitalism approach and examinations of party type can illuminate and possibly explain the divergence in the rhetoric, ideology, and public policy among these parties.

Notes

Session I, Panel 6: Us and Them: Explorations of the Boundaries of Identity
Moderator: Len Smith, Chair and Professor of History

Major

Politics

Advisor(s)

Chris Howell, Politics

Project Mentor(s)

Chris Howell, Politics

April 2012

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Left Parties in Western Europe: Capitulating to Xenophobia

Science Center, K209

My project examines how leftist parties in Western Europe have responded to the rise of racist, xenophobic, and anti-immigrant sentiment since the Second World War. Using the examples of the British Labour Party, the French Socialist Party, and the Swedish Social Democratic Party, I argue that both a varieties-of-capitalism approach and examinations of party type can illuminate and possibly explain the divergence in the rhetoric, ideology, and public policy among these parties.