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Radical right parties have the potential to colonise the traditional support base of Western Europe’s Christian Democrats

Immerzeel, Tim, Jaspers, Eva and Lubbers, Marcel (2014) Radical right parties have the potential to colonise the traditional support base of Western Europe’s Christian Democrats. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (16 Jan 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Christian Democratic parties have been a stable feature of many western European party systems since the early 20th century. As Tim Immerzeel, Eva Jaspers and Marcel Lubbers write, however, support for Christian Democrats has fallen significantly in several European countries. Based on an analysis of voting patterns in Europe, they argue that radical right parties have the potential to win the votes of religious citizens who have traditionally supported Christian Democratic parties. This effect depends to a large extent on how threatened Christian voters feel by the presence of immigrants subscribing to other belief systems.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 14:54
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 19:44
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72203

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