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Moving from a race-based agenda to a focus on civic virtue has aided the BNP’s resurgence in the last decade

Halikiopoulou, Daphne and Vasilopoulou, Sofia (2010) Moving from a race-based agenda to a focus on civic virtue has aided the BNP’s resurgence in the last decade. British Politics and Policy at LSE (17 Dec 2010) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The British National Party gained no seats in the 2010 general election, and were trounced in Barking. Yet in the longer view the party still increased its vote share and the past decade has been a successful one, with BNP members now sitting in the European Parliament and the London Assembly. Daphne Halikiopoulou and Sofia Vasilopoulou attribute these successes to the BNP’s change of tactics after 2000, adopting a discourse focusing on civic virtue rather than on race – and one quite similar to the approach of the more ‘respectable’ UK Independence Party.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2010 The author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Departments > Government
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
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Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2012 16:50
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/41401/

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