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Breaching the social contract: why the success of Golden Dawn in Greece points to a crisis of democratic representation

Halikiopoulou, Daphne and Vasilopoulou, Sofia (2018) Breaching the social contract: why the success of Golden Dawn in Greece points to a crisis of democratic representation. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (27 Mar 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Golden Dawn made large gains in the May 2012 Greek elections and has largely maintained this position in the three Greek elections held since, making it one of the most electorally successful far-right parties in Europe. But what lies behind this success? By comparing the political situation in Greece with that of Spain and Portugal, Daphne Halikiopoulou and Sofia Vasilopoulou demonstrate how support for the far-right is not only driven by the Greek economic crisis, but also relates to the breakdown of political trust, good governance and the perceived efficacy of the state.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2018 15:29
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89001

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