The Outcry of the Periphery? An Analysis of Ticino's No to Immigration

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Title
The Outcry of the Periphery? An Analysis of Ticino's No to Immigration
Journal
Swiss Political Science Review
Author(s)
Mazzoleni Oscar, Pilotti Andrea
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Published
Issued date
03/2015
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
21
Number
1
Pages
63-75
Language
english
Abstract
When the popular initiative "against mass immigration" was accepted by the Swiss people and cantons on 9 February 2014, Ticino had by far the highest approval rate. The Italian-speaking canton thus once more confirmed its singular position, assumed since the 1990s, on popular votes regarding immigration and foreign policy. This seems to be indicative of wider crises and changes in both the economic and political spheres that have favoured the emergence of a political opposition between centre and periphery. The results of a survey among 1400 citizens of Ticino after the vote of 9 February confirm this. In essence, on top of the question of immigration, the vote was influenced by a fearful perception of Ticino as a "double periphery" vis-à-vis both Berne and Lombardy.
Keywords
Ticino, voting behavior, centre-periphery, referendum, regionalism, Switzerland
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Yes
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