chapter  8
Conclusions
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This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book suggests that context; campaign and party level conditions jointly drive the choices of politicization by competing political actors, but that their strategies of politicization of migration are far from uniform, whether we consider the substance of the debates, its tone or its scope. It focused on the empirical analysis of the strategic framework of issue multidimensionality, investigating the choices of political actors confronting complex policy issues. The decision to investigate local electoral campaigns in Italy matched the focus of the book on competitive strategies within multidimensional issues, which requires the in-depth investigation of the construction of immigration discourse by the competing actors. In line with a growing amount of research, this book suggested that political issues may encompass multiple policy dimensions, and that migration represents a prototypical example of a multidimensional political issue.