Building: VMP 8 Floor: 2 Room: 206
In recent years, many European countries have experienced a resurgence of radical organizations in their public and political spheres. More specifically, the recent developments in Europe, with the economic crisis and the following refugee crisis, have seemed to create favourable conditions for the consolidation of right-wing populist parties and movements (Kriesi and Pappas 2015). While a number of reasons account for growing hostility towards immigrants in the public sphere, one concerns the growth in the number of refugees and migrants looking for a better life in Western Europe (Betz 1993). The migrant crisis, which had been developing for a couple of years and rapidly intensified in 2015, when thousands of people reached Europe, then could have presented the opportunity, on which anti-immigrant voices, including populist radical right parties could have easily bred. This panel aims to explore the nexus between radical groups and migration related issues, as well as the construction of the enemy and the consequences of radicalism on immigration (perceptions of, policies about, reaction pro).