Policy Portal

The SOM project is keen to ensure that the results of the research are widely disseminated to policymakers and other interested parties. SOM compares countries with very different responses to the rise of anti-immigration parties and movements, and will provide insights into the consequences of different strategies, such as co-option or exclusion.

We are pleased to present three policy briefs on the politicization of immigration in Europe:

  • The first policy brief outlines key patterns of politicization in the seven countries under study. It clearly outlines how aspects of salience and polarization are different aspects of politicization.
  • The second policy brief focuses on de-politicization: Under what circumstances does the issue of immigration become depoliticized?
  • The third policy brief focuses on the politicization of immigrant groups, specifically Muslims.