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Messina, Anthony M. “Anti‐immigrant illiberalism and the ‘new’ethnic and racial minorities in Western Europe.” Patterns of Prejudice 23, no. 3 (1989): 17-31.


Fuelled by unemployment and economic recession, antagonistic policies and ideas regarding ethnic and racial minorities in Western Europe have advanced significantly since the mid‐1970s on both the right and left, officially and extra‐parliamentarily. The effects of these forces, argues Professor Messina, have been to give an acceptability to anti‐immigrant ideas which will take a long time to wane.

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