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Understanding the ‘rise’ of the radical left in Europe: it’s not just the economy, stupid

Downes, James F., Chan, Edward, Wai, Venisa and Lam, Andrew (2018) Understanding the ‘rise’ of the radical left in Europe: it’s not just the economy, stupid. Democratic Audit Blog (12 Jul 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

A considerable amount of attention has been paid to understanding the electoral rise of populist radical right parties in Europe. However, much less research has focused on understanding the recent electoral fortunes of the populist radical left across Europe. James F. Downes, Edward Chan, Venisa Wai and Andrew Lam argue that three key factors, in the form of the 2008–13 economic crisis, the decline of the centre left and Euroscepticism can partly explain the post-crisis electoral growth of populist radical left parties in Europe. In addition, it is important to note that this electoral growth is higher than centre left and right parties, but considerably lower than populist radical right parties.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2022 08:30
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2022 08:30
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/109703

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