Nash, Michael
March 2008
Contemporary Review;Spring2008, Vol. 290 Issue 1688, p64
The article reports on the effect of the election held in Switzerland on October 21, 2007 in which it marks a history of the Swiss and immigration. The UDC, a Swiss political party, has a high-profile right-wing politician under the leadership of Christopher Blocher. The party has scored a large and embarrassing increase in their vote against the Green parties wherein UDC gained only 16.6% of votes.


Related Articles

  • SHARP TURN TO THE RIGHT? Bachmann, Helena // Time International (South Pacific Edition); 

    The article focuses on the issues of election campaign of the right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) for national parliamentary elections on October 19, 2006. The party has declared immigration as its agenda which is gaining popularity due to the increasing foreign-born population of the country....

  • Republicans Aim for a Southern Statehouse Sweep. CANNON, LOU // Ripon Forum;Fall2011, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p19 

    The article discusses the domination of Republicans in the Southern part of the U.S. It states that there is a possibility that Republicans might win control of the State Legislatures in Mississippi and Virginia. It indicates that Republican political domination in the South is the outcome of...

  • THE SWISS REFERENDUM ON ASYLUM SEEKERS. Nash, Michael L. // Contemporary Review;Winter2006, Vol. 288 Issue 1683, p441 

    This article examines the politics and civic participation of Switzerland, which has the most direct form of democracy in the world. Swiss citizens vote on all manner of issues from international treaties to city planning. When Christopher Blocher proposed restricting asylum seekers and...

  • SWITZERLAND: Country Forecast: Political Framework.  // Political Risk Yearbook: Switzerland Country Report;2006, p23 

    Presents an overview of the political framework forecast for Switzerland. Popularity of the Swiss People's Party (SVP); Pro-European Union stance of the Social Democrats; Seat gained by SVP head Christoph Blocher in the Cabinet elected by the Parliament in December 2003.

  • Electoral Politics and Immigration in Canada: How Does Immigration Matter? Black, Jerome; Hicks, Bruce // Journal of International Migration & Integration;Summer2008, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p241 

    The conventional wisdom about the relationship between immigration and national electoral politics in Canada, albeit based on limited research, is that immigration is non-partisan and does not feature prominently during election campaigns. This paper examines the last two federal elections, in...

  • Federal immigration reform fails.  // Business Journal Serving Fresno & the Central San Joaquin Valley;4/14/2006, Issue 323543, p28 

    The article comments on the failure of the U.S. Senate to endorse the immigration legislation passed by the House of Representatives. The Democrats and Republicans were unable to reach a compromise enabling some political analysts to comment on the possibility that the immigration subject will...

  • England: Waiting for Margaret?  // National Review;8/4/1978, Vol. 30 Issue 31, p940 

    The article presents a detailed discussion of issues that can affect the chances of Margaret Thatcher in the general elections in Great Britain. Several topics are mentioned in the article including the focus given to immigration and excessive union power, and support given by other members of...

  • Immigration and the election. Flynn, Don; Ford, Rob; Somerville, Will // Renewal (0968252X);2010, Vol. 18 Issue 3/4, p102 

    An essay is presented which examines the impact of immigration in the 2010 general election in Great Britain. The New Labour government reportedly opened immigration channels for students and certain workers, restricted asylum seekers and reduced undesirable flows. It states that immigration was...

  • Does illegal immigration empower rightist parties? García, Angel Solano // Journal of Population Economics;Oct2006, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p649 

    The main goal of this paper is to analyze the political outcome in countries where the relevant issue in elections is the control of immigration. In particular, we explore the consequences on the political outcome of the fact that parties are either ideological or opportunistic with respect to...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics