Joao Carvalho

Joao Carvalho
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa | ISCTE · Departamento de Ciência Política e Políticas Públicas

PhD in Politics
Principal researcher

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Publications (29)
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Drawing on a mixed research methodology with a strong qualitative character, this book traces the political impact of the British National Party in the UK, the Front National in France and the Lega Nord in Italy by exploring their contagion effects on immigration politics and policy in particular over the patterns of inter-party competition, public...
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The electoral success of extreme-right parties (ERP) attracted a disproportionate number of studies on this topic. By contrast, research into the mainstream parties' approaches towards ERPs engendered sparse interest. With few exceptions, the effects of the centre-right parties' strategic options in the electoral competition with ERPs remain unexpl...
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Southern European states are recurrently represented as ‘safe havens’ for irregular immigration in face of powerless national governments. Drawing from an interdisciplinary approach combining the domestic politics approach and the political economy of migration, this investigation explores the effectiveness of the Portuguese policy towards labour a...
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Immigration is often perceived as a political topic that overlaps traditional ideological cleavages. Much research has focused on the positions of the extreme right, and little research has examined mainstream parties and their public stances on immigration. This shortcoming hampers broader understanding of political competition on this issue. Draw...
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Immigration is envisaged as part of an ‘emergent cultural cleavage’ across Western Europe. Within this context, this article explores the politicization of immigration in Portugal between 1995 and 2014. Politicization is interpreted as being formed by two distinct dimensions: salience and polarization of the political claims found within news artic...
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Portugal (response to the Covid-19 pandemic): from exception to the epicentre
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This paper analyses the networks, experiences and aspirations of Nepalese workers in Southern Portugal's farms and greenhouses. The main research objective is to analyse how recruitment networks, which supported the move of Nepalese to Portugal, were established and have rapidly consolidated. These networks impacted not only the increase of irregul...
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After more than four decades of immunity to the extreme-right party (ERP) family, this Portuguese exceptionalism came to an end after the electoral breakthrough of the Chega party in the 2019 general elections. Drawing on a case study approach, this article discusses different explanations for the timing of Chega’s emergence in Portuguese mainstrea...
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Fifteen years after the victory in the 1997 legislative elections, the French centre-left Parti Socialiste (PS) celebrated its return to power with the 2012 presidential elections. As widely expected, the PS candidate François Hollande was elected president of the French Fifth Republic after beating the incumbent centre-right President Nicolas Sark...
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Against the backdrop of a restrictive backlash in Europe, this article examines Portugal and Spain’s policies on immigrants’ acquisition of their national citizenships and assesses their potential convergence towards a common model. Drawing on a qualitative comparative analysis, this investigation also seeks to understand the evolution of the two I...
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This case study reviews a comparative research project on the political impact of extreme-right parties on their domestic political systems. Since most extreme-right parties are distinctive for their cultural xenophobia or biological racism, this research evaluates the impact of these parties on immigration politics and policy. Research on ERPs’ po...
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Ausência de consenso: os partidos de extrema direita como família partidária O principal objetivo desta investigação consiste em explorar a definição e conceptualização dos partidos de extrema direita (PED) enquanto uma família partidária distinta das suas congéneres. Portanto, a questão de investigação explorada neste estudo consiste em identifica...

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Introduction
João Carvalho is an Integrated Researcher at the CIES-IUL. A second edition of his comparative monograph entitled: Impact of Extreme Right Parties on Immigration Policy. Comparing Britain, France and Italy, recently republished by Routledge in 2016. He is the author of research articles published in high-ranking journals.
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September 2018 - October 2019
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Position
  • Principal Investigator
September 2016 - June 2018
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Position
  • Professor
June 2016 - June 2018
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Position
  • Principal Investigator

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Projects (3)
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The migration of workers, both geographically and in terms of occupational activities related to agriculture, is one of the largest transformations in this sector in the 20th century. The Portuguese countryside has been characterized by a high rate of depopulation, as well as by the aging of its population. At the same time, agriculture, the main economic activity in rural areas, observed a substantial decline in terms of preponderance in the labour market and in the national economy. The combination of the lack of manpower and the high levels of competition has encouraged a process of restructuring of the agricultural sector, betting heavily on internalization. The integration of foreign workers and the expansion of the demand for manpower in the Portuguese agricultural sector constitute a paradox, given the rural decline observed in the 20th century. This paradox serves as the starting point for this research project, which has four main dimensions: 1. Identify the characteristics, intensity and determinants of the demand for foreign labour in the agricultural sector in the Alentejo region; 2. Analyse the sociological and demographic profile and the expectations of the foreign workers in the labour market of the agricultural sector in the Alentejo region https://imigalentejo.wordpress.com/
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The aim of this project is to determine why and when potential conflicts over migration become politicized, examining both anti-immigration and anti-racist movements in Portugal. The project will increase knowledge about the political dynamics related to migration, and provide policy-relevant information.
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Assess the levels of politicisation of the topic of international migration in Portugal through the application of political claims analysis in Portuguese newspapers.