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Riding the populist wave: Europe’s mainstream right in crisis

Bale, Tim and Rovira Kaltwasser, Cristóbal (2021) Riding the populist wave: Europe’s mainstream right in crisis. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (13 Sep 2021). Blog Entry.

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Mainstream right parties play a crucial role in the politics of all West European countries, yet they receive a fraction of the academic attention dedicated to parties on the left or far right. Drawing on a new book, Tim Bale and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser explain how Europe’s mainstream right has become squeezed by a ‘silent revolution’ through which postmaterialist, liberal and cosmopolitan values have gained prominence, and a ‘silent counter-revolution’ driven by populist and nativist responses to these values.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2021 14:36
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:24

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