Divergent Immigration Policy Preferences By Political Parties In Europe
This paper attempts to examine why political parties hold divergent preferences toward entry or integration policies
on permanent migrants. While following traditional center-right and center-left dichotomy in understanding and identifying
dissimilar party ideologies, I argue that citizenship law regime (jus soli or jus sanguinis) plays an essential role in constructing
politicians’ attitude. To test this hypothesis, I apply Chapel Hill Expert Survey (2014) dataset on political parties within
European democracies in order to parse out dynamics evolving around in party-level calculations. A linear regression model
with country fixed effects along with predicted probabilities support a significance of citizenship law regime when we study
Index Terms- Citizenship Law, Party Ideology, Permanent Migrants, Political Partie.