Do they make a difference? The policy influence of radical right populist parties in Western Europe

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serval:BIB_8BC295CE9FE3
Type
Book:A book with an explicit publisher.
Collection
Publications
Title
Do they make a difference? The policy influence of radical right populist parties in Western Europe
Author(s)
Biard Benjamin, Bernhard Laurent, Betz Hans-Georg
Publisher
ECPR Press, Rowman & Littlefield International
ISBN
978-1-78552-329-8
Publication state
Published
Issued date
01/10/2019
Language
english
Abstract
Over the last three decades, numerous radical right populist parties (RRPP) have emerged, developed, and strengthened their electoral weight in Western Europe. Yet, while several RRPP have managed to formally participate in government coalitions (such as in Italy, Austria, and Switzerland) or to informally support minority governments (such as in Denmark, and in The Netherlands) and while other RRPP have become highly visible opposition forces (such as in France, and Germany), the influence exercised by RRPP remain underexplored. It is essential to focus on their policy influence because of their electoral strength but also because they are often perceived by journalists, citizens, policy-makers as well as by researchers as a threat to democracy. As a reaction, mainstream parties tend to adopt specific strategies - such as measures of militant democracy towards RRPP.
Keywords
Radical right, Populism, Parties, Western Europe, Immigration, Law and order
Create date
07/04/2019 19:27
Last modification date
23/01/2020 7:19
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