New populist parties in Western Europe

Taggart, Paul (1995) New populist parties in Western Europe. West European Politics, 18 (1). pp. 34-51. ISSN 0140-2382

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This article addresses the electoral success of far right political parties in West European party systems and suggests that there is a new type of party ‐ the New Populist. Differentiating between neo‐fascism and the New Populism is instructive in two senses. First, it reveals that the current wave of comparative electoral success is more associated with the New Populism than neo‐fascism. Second, it demonstrates that there are certain parallels between the New Politics and the New Populism thereby suggesting that changes in the contemporary far right may well be telling indicators of changes in West European societies that are deeper set than a simple resurgence of racist and anti‐immigrant sentiment.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Depositing User: Paul Taggart
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:06
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