The Rise of Anti-immigration Populist Radical Right Parties: The Effect of the Syrian Conflict on Refugee Resettlement and Migration Policies in Germany and Austria
Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Geography (MS)
Second Committee Member
Edward C. Holland
migration, immigrant, refugees, resettlement, long-term economic goals
The effects of Syrian migration in Europe have revolutionized refugee resettlement globally. Most immigration and refugee problems have historically been settled similarly post WWII, however, Syria is the largest refugee crisis since WWII. It is important to learn how to respond to future conflicts with displacement and resettlement affecting Western countries that are unprepared to respond to a conflict of such magnitude. This thesis will compare previous conflicts and the Syrian conflict, while highlighting the resilient political momentum of reactionary new political groups in European states, particularly Germany and Austria.
The research and results from this study will include data from government bodies, international organizations, and research institutions to depict how the Syrian conflict has directly caused popularization of anti-immigrant views amongst political parties in Germany and Austria. The results and recommendations will be useful for migration policy development and management of refugees after great conflicts.
Kouchehbagh, S. (2019). The Rise of Anti-immigration Populist Radical Right Parties: The Effect of the Syrian Conflict on Refugee Resettlement and Migration Policies in Germany and Austria. Graduate Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/3474
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