Radical Right-Wing Populist Parties in Western Europe

Into the Mainstream?

Author: Tjitske Akkerman,Sarah L. de Lange,Matthijs Rooduijn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317419782

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

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Radical right-wing populist parties, such as Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom, Marine Le Pen’s National Front or Nigel Farage’s UKIP, are becoming increasingly influential in Western European democracies. Their electoral support is growing, their impact on policy-making is substantial, and in recent years several radical right-wing populist parties have assumed office or supported minority governments. Are these developments the cause and/or consequence of the mainstreaming of radical right-wing populist parties? Have radical right-wing populist parties expanded their issue profiles, moderated their policy positions, toned down their anti-establishment rhetoric and shed their extreme right reputations to attract more voters and/or become coalition partners? This timely book answers these questions on the basis of both comparative research and a wide range of case studies, covering Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Analysing the extent to which radical right-wing populist parties have become part of mainstream politics, as well as the factors and conditions which facilitate this trend, this book is essential reading for students and scholars working in European politics, in addition to anyone interested in party politics and current affairs more generally.

Radical Right-Wing Populism in Western Europe

Author: Hans-Georg Betz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349235474

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

View: 9319

Studies the new West European parties of the radical populist right, arguing that, in distancing themselves from the reactionary politics of the traditional extremist right, these parties have become a significant challenge to the established structure and politics of West European democracy today.

Movements of Exclusion

Radical Right-wing Populism in the Western World

Author: Jens Rydgren

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781594540967

Category: Political Science

Page: 190

View: 1973

The last two decades have seen the emergence of new radical right-wing populist parties in Western democracies. The electoral breakthrough of the French Front National in 1984 was the starting point for the rise of parties combining anti-establishment populism and anti-immigrant politics based on ethno-nationalist ideology, and today radical right-wing populist parties are well represented in national politics in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, and the Netherlands in Western Europe, as well as in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. By bringing together some of the foremost experts within this area of research, this book gives a comprehensive image of different aspects of radical right-wing populism: its causes, ideology, and impact.

From Tax Populism to Ethnic Nationalism

Radical Right-wing Populism in Sweden

Author: Jens Rydgren

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845452186

Category: Political Science

Page: 138

View: 2054

During the last 15-20 years a new party family of radical right-wing populism (RRP) has emerged in Western Europe, consisting of parties such as the French Front National and the Austrian Freedom's Party, among many others. Contrary to the situation in the other Scandinavian countries, such parties have been largely unsuccessful in Sweden. Although Sweden saw the emergence of the populist party New Democracy - which partly can be classified as a RRP party - in the early 1990s, it collapsed in 1994, and no party has so far been successful enough to take its place. Most of the literature on populism and right-wing extremism deals with successful cases; this book takes the opposite direction and asks how one can explain the failure of Swedish radical right-wing populism. Jens Rydgren is a researcher at the Department of Sociology, Stockholm University. He is the author of The Populist Challenge: Political Protest and Ethno-nationalist Mobilization in France (Berghahn Books 2003) and of numerous articles dealing with political sociology and ethnic relations.

Understanding Populist Party Organisation

The Radical Right in Western Europe

Author: Reinhard Heinisch,Oscar Mazzoleni

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137581972

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

View: 7255

Right-wing populist parties are thriving throughout Europe. With few exceptions, political systems have seen such parties make significant electoral gains and shape the national political discourse across the continent. In recent years, many populist parties have undergone leadership changes and other evolutionary challenges to which they adapted well, often contrary to expectations. This timely collection is devoted to understanding how Western European right-wing populist parties organize themselves. Without understanding the role of the organizational dynamics, we fail to understand how populist parties adapt over time and thus endure. Providing a systematic and comprehensive analysis of organizational issues of populist parties over time, Understanding Populist Party Organisation explores a range of political parties in Western Europe, examining their internal dynamics and questioning whether it is possible to discern or construct a general “populist” party typology of organization and representation. The book includes chapters on the Austrian Freedom Party, the Vlaams Belang, the Swiss People’s Party, the Lega Nord, the Front National, the Norwegian Progress Party, and the Sweden Democrats.

Diskursstrategien im Rechtspopulismus

Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs und Schweizerische Volkspartei zwischen Opposition und Regierungsbeteiligung

Author: Oliver Geden

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531904302

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

View: 6310

Rechtspopulistische Parteien betreiben die Wählermobilisierung aus der Opposition heraus häufig mit sehr großem Erfolg. Mündet dies jedoch in Regierungsbeteiligungen auf nationaler Ebene, so lässt der Wählerzuspruch meist schlagartig wieder nach. Oliver Geden rückt mit der Freiheitlichen Partei Österreichs und der Schweizerischen Volkspartei zwei Akteure ins Blickfeld, die den Übergang von Oppositions- zu Regierungsparteien mit höchst unterschiedlichem Erfolg bewältigt haben. Anhand von Medienanalysen sowie von eigens durchgeführten Interviews mit FPÖ- und SVP-Politikern zeichnet der Autor nach, in welcher Weise die inhaltliche Ausgestaltung rechtspopulistischer Politik von strategischen Erwägungen geprägt ist. Dabei wird deutlich, dass die Strukturen und Dynamiken der schweizerischen Politik einer rechtspopulistischen Partei günstigere Rahmenbedingungen für dauerhafte Wahlerfolge bieten als dies in Österreich der Fall ist.

The Re-invention of the European Radical Right

Populism, Regionalism, and the Italian Lega Nord

Author: Andrej Zaslove

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773586105

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

View: 1243

Combining an in-depth case study of the Italian Northern League with a comparative focus on other parties, Andrej Zaslove employs a socio-economic, institutional, and ideological analysis to argue that the new wave of right-wing parties in Western Europe converged into a radical right populist party family in the 1990s. He examines the transformation of the Northern League from its regionalist roots while focusing on the party’s nationalism, authoritarianism, support for a market economy, opposition to globalization, and scepticism regarding Italian integration into the European Union. He also scrutinizes the Northern League’s participation in political power between 2001 and 2006 and its influence on federalism, immigration, economic policy, and European integration. A thorough and thought-provoking work, The Re-invention of the European Radical Right offers remarkable insight into the ongoing effects of radical right populism on politics and public policy in Europe.

Right-Wing Populism in Europe

Politics and Discourse

Author: Ruth Wodak

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780932456

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 2033

This volume offers a comparative survey of Far Right parties across Europe, examining in particular their changing political rhetoric. The contributors look at the development of two distinct forms of party development and discourse: The Haiderization and The Berlusconization model.

The Rise of Populism in Western Europe

A Media Analysis on Failed Political Messaging

Author: Timo Lochocki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319628550

Category: Political Science

Page: 162

View: 7426

This book explores the question of why and under which conditions right-wing populist parties receive electoral support. The author argues that neither economic variables, nor national culture or history are what account for their successes. Instead, he illustrates that the electoral success of populist parties in Western Europe, such as the French Front National or the Alternative for Germany, is best understood as the unintended consequence of misleading political messaging on the part of established political actors. A two-level theory explains why moderate politicians have changed their approaches to political messaging, potentially benefiting the nationalist, anti-elitist and anti-immigration rhetoric of their populist contenders. Lastly, the book’s theoretical assumptions are empirically validated by case studies on the immigration societies of Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden.

The Radical Right in Western Europe

A Comparative Analysis

Author: Herbert Kitschelt,Anthony J. McGann

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472084418

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

View: 3624

An in-depth analysis of radical right parties in seven countries.

The New Politics of the Right

Neo-Populist Parties and Movements in Established Democracies

Author: Hans-Georg Betz,Stefan Immerfall

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312213381

Category: History

Page: 268

View: 310

Analyzes the recent wave of right-wing populist organization in four different regions of the world.

The Radical Right in Switzerland

Continuity and Change, 1945-2000

Author: Damir Skenderovic

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845455804

Category: History

Page: 470

View: 6228

There has been a tendency amongst scholars to view Switzerland as a unique case, and comparative scholarship on the radical right has therefore shown little interest in the country. Yet, as the author convincingly argues, there is little justification for maintaining the notion of Swiss exceptionalism, and excluding the Swiss radical right from cross-national research. His book presents the first comprehensive study of the development of the radical right in Switzerland since the end of the Second World War and therefore fills a significant gap in our knowledge. It examines the role that parties and political entrepreneurs of the populist right, intellectuals and publications of the New Right, as well as propagandists and militant groups of the extreme right assume in Swiss politics and society. The author shows that post-war Switzerland has had an electorally and discursively important radical right since the 1960s that has exhibited continuity and persistence in its organizations and activities. Recently, this has resulted in the consolidation of a diverse Swiss radical right that is now established at various levels within the political and public arena.

Österreichische Politik

Grundlagen - Strukturen - Trends

Author: Anton Pelinka,Sieglinde Rosenberger

Publisher: facultas.wuv / maudrich

ISBN: 9783708901039

Category: Austria

Page: 285

View: 5511



Die schmutzige Seite der Zivilgesellschaft?

Author: Lars Geiges,Stine Marg,Franz Walter

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3732831922

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 338

Sie spazieren gegen die »Islamisierung des Abendlandes«, skandieren »Wir sind das Volk« und schimpfen auf die »Lügenpresse«: Die Demonstrationen von Pegida bewegten 2014/15 ganz Deutschland. Nicht nur (aber vor allem) in Dresden, wo Pegida ihren Anfang nahm, wurden Zehntausende mobilisiert. Medien und Politik rätselten: Was ist Pegida? Woher kommt die Bewegung? Was macht sie aus und was treibt ihre Aktiven an? Dieses Buch liefert erste Erkenntnisse. Das Göttinger Autorenteam hat Pegida-Demonstrationen beobachtet und Interviews, Gruppendiskussionen sowie eine Onlineumfrage durchgeführt. So konnte ein tiefer Einblick in die Einstellungen und Überzeugungen der Pegida-Anhängerschaft gewonnen werden. Auch die Gegendemonstranten von NoPegida wurden vom Göttinger Institut für Demokratieforschung untersucht: Inwiefern unterscheiden sich die Lager? Entstanden ist eine facettenreiche Studie, die erste Auskünfte gibt über Pegida sowie über die Verfassung der deutschen Gesellschaft im Jahr 2015 insgesamt.

Die Invasion der Armen

Asylanten und illegale Einwanderer

Author: Hans-Werner Müller

Publisher: N.A


Category: Emigration and immigration

Page: 266

View: 4859


The Extreme Right in Western Europe

Author: Paul Hainsworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415396820

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 725

The Extreme Right in Western Europe is a concise introduction to one of the most persistent facets of late twentieth-century history, politics and society. The legacy of the Nazi era and the increasingly unacceptable face of extremism all militated against the success of far right-wing parties after World War Two. Nevertheless, contemporary problems and the solutions offered to ever more difficult questions such as immigration, unemployment, and law and order have enabled extremist, nationalist and populist movements to emerge. Focusing on a range of countries including France, Italy, Germany, the UK, Austria, Belgium and the Mediterranean region, Paul Hainsworth: explores the concept of right-wing extremism discusses the varying success of extreme right political parties in Western Europe examines the policies and perspectives of these parties analyses the profile of the extreme right’s electorate assesses the impact of right-wing extremism on aspects of politics in contemporary Western Europe. This accessible and up-to-date analysis of this enduring movement in Western Europe is a must for courses in history, politics and European studies.

Was ist Populismus?

Ein Essay

Author: Jan-Werner Müller

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518740857

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 946

Wer wird heute nicht alles als Populist bezeichnet: Gegner der Eurorettung, Figuren wie Marine Le Pen, Politiker des Mainstream, die meinen, dem Volk aufs Maul schauen zu müssen. Vielleicht ist ein Populist aber auch einfach nur ein populärer Konkurrent, dessen Programm man nicht mag, wie Ralf Dahrendorf einmal anmerkte? Lässt sich das Phänomen schärfer umreißen und seine Ursachen erklären? Worin besteht der Unterschied zwischen Rechts- und Linkspopulismus? Jan-Werner Müller nimmt aktuelle Entwicklungen zum Ausgangspunkt, um eine Theorie des Populismus zu skizzieren und Populismus letztlich klar von der Demokratie abzugrenzen. Seine Thesen helfen zudem, neue Strategien in der Auseinandersetzung mit Populisten zu entwickeln.