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A matter of supply and demand: the electoral performance of populist parties in three European countries

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posted on 08.08.2014, 13:17 by Stijn van Kessel
This paper assesses the electoral performance of populist parties in three European countries: the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom. In explaining the electoral performance of the populist parties in the three countries, the paper considers the agency of political parties in particular. More specifically, it will assess the responsiveness of established parties and the credibility of the populist parties. Whereas the agency of populist parties, or other radical outsiders, has often been overlooked in previous comparative studies, this paper argues that the credibility of the populist parties themselves plays a crucial role in understanding their electoral success and failure.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Politics and International Studies

Published in

GOVERNMENT AND OPPOSITION

Volume

48

Issue

2

Pages

175 - 199 (25)

Citation

VAN KESSEL, S., 2013. A matter of supply and demand: the electoral performance of populist parties in three European countries. Government and Opposition, 48 (2), pp. 175-199.

Publisher

Cambridge University Press (© Government and Opposition Ltd)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2013

Notes

This article has been accepted for publication and has appeared in a revised form, subsequent to peer review and/or editorial input by Cambridge University Press, in Government and Opposition published by Cambridge University Press.

ISSN

0017-257X

eISSN

1477-7053

Language

en