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Fear of decline drives voters to the radical right when inequality increases

Engler, Sarah and Weisstanner, David (2020) Fear of decline drives voters to the radical right when inequality increases. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (18 Mar 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Income inequality and radical right voting have both increased in the past decades, but are the two phenomena linked? Sarah Engler and David Weisstanner write that rising inequality signals to voters higher up in the income and status hierarchy the threat of a ‘steep’ social decline. When inequality increases, these voters then turn to radical right parties who offer to defend existing social boundaries.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2020 10:18
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020 23:31
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/105034

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