An average of 30 percent of the British public have identified immigration as one of their most important concerns since 2003; in recent months, 50 per cent or more have named this as one of the most important issues facing the UK.Read More »
Lauren McLaren is Professor of Comparative Politics and Head of Politics at the University of Glasgow. Her book, Immigration and Perceptions of National Political Systems in Europe (OUP 2015), analyses the impact of immigration and national identity on trust in political institutions and elites in Europe and specifically in Britain. She has written on the topics of public attitudes to immigration, political trust, as well as public attitudes to European integration and to Turkey's European Union membership. Her other research interests include politics in Southern Europe, including Turkey. She has written two research monographs and has also published her research in journals such as World Politics, Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, European Union Politics, European Journal of Political Research , and Social Forces.