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To speak of populist radical right parties as a ‘corrective to democracy’ is—in terms of turnout—a misunderstanding

Immerzeel, Tim and Pickup, Mark (2016) To speak of populist radical right parties as a ‘corrective to democracy’ is—in terms of turnout—a misunderstanding. Democratic Audit UK (22 Mar 2016). Website.

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Abstract

In America a right-wing populist has sparked debate about the state of American democracy, while European countries have increasing experience of populist radical right parties. The presence and popularity of these parties raises significant questions about their consequences for democracy, democratic legitimacy, and political participation. In a recent study, Tim Immerzeel and Mark Pickup examined the role of these parties for a specific indicator of the quality of democracy: voter turnout. Based on an analysis of 33 European countries in the period 2002-2012, they show that the presence and popularity attracts some people to the polling booth, while demotivating others.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2017 14:12
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020 23:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80786

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