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Issue emergence and the dynamics of electoral competition around immigration in Spain

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posted on 2014-11-17, 11:39 authored by Laura Morales, S Pardos-Prado, V Ros
This article examines the changing dynamics of electoral competition around an increasingly salient issue in Spanish politics: immigration. We argue that, although the issue is close to a ‘valence’ one in terms of the views of the electorate, the behaviour of the three main state-wide parties – analysed with data from party manifestos for the 1993–2011 period and of electoral campaign rhetoric between 2000 and 2011 – departs from the expectations of issue ownership competition. The result for the Spanish mainstream has therefore been a recurring ambivalence between adopting clear spatial positions on the issue and playing the competence card.

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Citation

Morales, L., Pardos-Prado, S. and Ros, V. (2014), Issue emergence and the dynamics of electoral competition around immigration in Spain, Acta Politica, advance online publication 29 August,

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCE/Department of Politics and International Relations

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  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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Morales

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

issn

0001-6810

eissn

1741-1416

Copyright date

2014

Available date

2016-02-29

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http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ap/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ap201433a.html

Notes

Advance online publication

Editors

Odmalm, P;Bale, T

Language

en

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