Paper Title
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 migration policies. Index Terms- Citizenship Law, Party Ideology, Permanent Migrants, Political Partie.