Economic populism and sovereigntism: the economic supply of European radical right-wing populist parties

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serval:BIB_F87A6DC14C50
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Economic populism and sovereigntism: the economic supply of European radical right-wing populist parties
Périodique
European Politics and Society
Auteur(s)
Ivaldi Gilles, Mazzoleni Oscar
ISSN
2374-5118
2374-5126
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
24/06/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
First online
Pages
1-17
Langue
anglais
Résumé
While economic issues are increasingly salient in political mobilization by European radical right-wing populist parties, we are still in need of a definition of these parties’ economic positions. This paper argues that the economic supply of radical right populist parties is best characterized by a mix of economic populism and sovereigntism, which forms the basis of a common mobilization frame. Economic populism refers to defence of the economic prosperity of the ‘heartland’ against the elite and immigrants. Economic sovereigntism is seen, on the other hand, as a means of restoring the people’s well-being and the nation’s prosperity. To illustrate this argument, we conduct a qualitative analysis of five established European populist radical right parties. We demonstrate that, despite different socioeconomic stances, all parties under scrutiny share a common economic populist sovereigntist frame which claims to defend the self-identified economic interests and well-being of the people. We discuss the implications of our research for the broader understanding of populist mobilization.
Mots-clé
Political Science and International Relations, Sociology and Political Science
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25/06/2019 7:36
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21/08/2019 5:16
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