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Can the class cleavage still explain support for left-wing parties?

Emanuele, Vincenzo (2021) Can the class cleavage still explain support for left-wing parties? LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (19 Jul 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The electoral strength of left-wing parties has traditionally been linked to the size and nature of a country’s working class and the existence of strong organisations such as trade unions. But are these ‘class cleavage’ factors still important in today’s politics? Drawing on a new study, Vincenzo Emanuele finds that while the characteristics of the working class are still a significant predictor of votes for the left, the importance of the organisational dimension has largely disappeared over the last two decades.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2021 15:12
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2021 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111686

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