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While there are differences, there are also important similarities between the profiles of UKIP and BNP’s respective support bases

Brandenburg, Heinz and Widfeldt, Anders (2014) While there are differences, there are also important similarities between the profiles of UKIP and BNP’s respective support bases. British Politics and Policy at LSE (13 Feb 2014). Website.

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Abstract

While UKIP has seen a rise in support, another party on the right, the BNP, have witnessed a dramatic decline. Heinz Brandenburg and Anders Widfeldt studied the similarities and differences between the UKIP and BNP support bases, finding that BNP fits the electoral profile of a radical right party better than UKIP in some ways; for instance, support for BNP is associated with little regard for the British democracy while UKIP supporter exhibit a high regard. But in other ways both parties fit the typical profile of radical right support; their supporters are predominantly male, young, lower class and less educated

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 10:56
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2020 23:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74040

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