ANSWER 2 OF THE FOLLOWING 3 QUESTIONS. WRITE ABOUT 5-700 WORDS PER ESSAY. MUST INCLUDE CITATIONS FROM 3 SOURCES IN THE SYLLABUS .
1.Describe and discuss anti-immigrant, right-wing populism (specifically Trump in the US, including in 2020).-What kind of an ideology/movement is it? What does it believe in? What’s populist about it? What’s right-wing about it? List the ideological tenets. Who are some nationalist populist right parties and politicians, and where? What have some successes been? -Who tends to support the radical right? Who are pro-Brexit, Trump, and Le Pen voters? What are the two theories explaining its success in recent decades? How do those theories interact? What other causes are there for the rise of the populist right? -Talk about the similarities/differences between the European right and Trump. -Give me some of the main takeaways from the 2020 election. What kinds of rightwing nationalist appeals/rhetoric did Trump utilize during the campaign? Which demographic groups and what types of geographic areas did Trump appeal to? Which demographic groups and states accounted for Biden’s win?
2A-) Describe and discus the role of religion in state-immigrant relations and immigrant integration/assimilation in Europe (esp France) and the United States? -Is immigrant religion a bridge or a barrier to immigrant integration? How does the situation differ in the United States and different European countries? -How does the state’s approach to/relationship with religion differ in different countries we studied and what impact does that have on integration? -What is the headscarf issue/affair? What other recent issues have there been in France regarding Islam? What kind of an approach has the French state taken to deal with these issues? How have those approaches worked?
SECTION II. ANSWER ONLY 5 OF 6 QUESTIONS. WRITE ABOUT 3-5 SENTENCES EACH. CITE 1 SOURCE PER ANSWER.
1.What do Alba and Nee (or Waters and Jimenez) mean by assimilation? How is that different from what they say people used to mean by assimilation? How well are immigrants and their children “assimilating” in the United States? How do we measure that?
2.According to Alba and Foner religion is more of a problem in Europe than it is in the United States in terms of its impact on immigrant integration. T or F? Why/Why not?
3. What are the similarities between European examples of right-wing populism and Trump?
4. Describe the two main theories about why the populist radical right has been so successful throughout the West. How do those theories and socio-economic factors interact to cause the rise of right-wing populism in recent decades?
5. What are status anxiety/threat and negative partisanship? What do they have to do with Trump?
Debates on the Assimilation of Immigrants: Concepts, Theories, Measurement
-Richard Alba and Victor Nee, “Toward a New Definition of Assimilation,” in Reinventing the American Melting Pot: The New Immigrants and What It Means to be an American, ed. Tamar Jacoby (New York: Basic Books, 2004) ON BLACKBOARD COURSE MATERIALS
-Nancy Foner, “Comparing Immigrant Integration in North America and Western Europe: How Much Do the Grand Narratives Tell Us?” https://www.academia.edu/22089606/Comparing_Immigrant_Integration_in_North_America_and_Western_Europe_How_Much_Do_the_Grand_Narratives_Tell_Us?pls=RWLSZbNjlM
Debates on Immigrant Religion and Integration
-Richard Alba and Nancy Foner, “Immigrant Religion in the US and Western Europe: Bridge or Barrier to Inclusion?” International Migration Review, Volume 42 Issue 2, Pages 360 – 392.
Debates on Immigrant Religion and Integration
-The Economist, “The war of the headscarves,” February 7, 2004, pp. 24-26.
& “Muslim America: Islamic, yet integrated: Why Muslims fare Better in America than in Europe,”
Immigration, Integration, “the Melting Pot,” American Identity, and Race
-Richard Alba, The Likely Persistence of a White Majority
Why Rising Diversity Might Not Help Democrats as Much as They Hope – The New York Times
Causes of Right-WIng Populism cont.
-It’s not just Trump. Authoritarian populism is rising across the West. Here’s why. Pippa Norris
-Why Americans Don’t Vote Their Class Anymore
-Yes, working class whites really did make Trump win. No, it wasn’t simply economic anxiety.
Right-Wing Anti-immigrant Populism: Causes, Explanations
-Populism and the embrace of complexity – Sheri Berman
-What’s driving populism? – Dani Rodrik
– R Inglehart, P Norris, “Trump and Populist-Authoritarian Parties: The Silent Revolution in Reverse.” Perspectives on Politics. 15.2 (June 2017): 443-454.
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