Anna McKeever

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Immigration policy, conservative and radical right parties, British and French politics


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Anna is a political scientist, with a particular interest in immigration policy making and conservative parties. She received her PhD in Political Science from Ulster University in 2018. Anna’s research interests include conservative and radical right parties, immigration, integration and British and French immigration politics. Her current research examins the decline of mainstream parties, exploring why they have suffered substantial electoral losses on national level, but reatined their dominance on regional and local levels, with a focus on France. Her first book Immigration Policy and Right-Wing Populism in Western Europe was published with Palgrave Macmillan in 2020. It examined immigration policy logic of the conservative parties in the UK, Switzerland and France, mapping the factors that led to the introduction of more restrictive immigration policies and the mechanisms that accounted for it. Her research aso appeared in the journal of French Politics. Before joining UWS Anna worked as a lecturer and as a research associate at Ulster University. She holds two research focused masters, one from Central European University and one from the University of Lausanne and speaks 4 languages. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Book reviews editor , Journal of Contemporary European Studies

1 Oct 2021 → …

Reviewer for Journal of Contemporary Social Science

1 Oct 2020 → …


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