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In this latest IMI Working Paper, MSc in Migration Studies graduate Sebastien Rojon analyses the relationship between immigration and extreme-right voting in the 2012 French presidential elections.

Since 1980 extreme-right political parties such as the Front National in France have made significant electoral gains in Europe. In this paper, author Sebastien Rojon addresses the rise of extreme right voting in contemporary France. He challenges existing theories that relate immigration and extreme-right voting in France by arguing that the relationship between immigration and extreme-right support is more complex than these theories suggest.

This working paper has been developed from Sebastien's Masters Dissertation. Students in the MSc in Migration Studies receiving a distinction for their thesis are invited to publish a modified version as an IMI and COMPAS joint working paper.

Sebastien was also awarded the Dr Nicola Knight Prize in Quantitative Methods for best MSc dissertation in 2013.