USFSP Honors Program Theses (Undergraduate)

Authors

David Thompson

First Advisor

Thesis Director: Luis Felipe Mantilla, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of South Florida at St. Petersburg

ISSN

2572-4339

Document Type

Thesis

Language

en_US

Date Available

2018-05-17

Publication Date

2018

Date Issued

2018-05-02

Abstract

Why has anti-immigrant rhetoric risen in the United States and how has political nativism been used as a successful electoral strategy? This paper seeks to understand how American politicians have successfully used anti-immigrant rhetoric as a winning electoral strategy in the United States. The paper analyzes the structural factors around immigration; with the political and demographic factors combining those streams of data allows us to draw a conclusion on the success of this rhetoric. This paper will serve as a case study within in the US, highlighting how the Republican Party has been a victim of its own political gerrymandering, forcing Republicans them to cater to the most conservative members of the party and giving rise to elected officials with nativist views.

Comments

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the University Honors Program, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

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