Radical Right: Voters and Parties in the Electoral Market

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The core puzzle which this book resolves is to explain why radical right parties have advanced in a diverse array of democracies--including Austria, Canada, Norway, France, Italy, New Zealand, Switzerland, Israel, Romania, Russia, and Chile--while failing to make comparable gains in similar societies elsewhere, such as Sweden, Britain, and the United States. This book expands our understanding of support for radical right parties by presenting an integrated new theory which is then tested systematically using a wealth of cross-national survey evidence covering almost forty countries.
 

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Contents

Understanding the Rise of the Radical Right
3
Europe 19802004 page
8
Classifying the Radical Right
35
Comparing Parties
52
Established Democracies 19502004
59
Ballot Access and Campaign Finance
83
Electoral Systems
105
The Social Basis
129
Immigration Mulriculturalism
166
Opinion
186
Party Competition
191
Consolidating Party Organizations
217
Assessing the Rise of the Radical Right and
253
Notes
273
Select Bibliography
315
Index
339

The Politics of Resentment
149

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Pippa Norris is the McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Her work compares elections and public opinion, gender politics, and political communications. Companion volumes by this author, also published by Cambridge University Press, include A Virtuous Circle (2000), Digital Divide (2001), Democratic Phoenix (2002), and Rising Tide (2003), Electoral Engineering (2004) and Sacred and Secular (2004).

Pippa Norris is the McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Her work compares elections and public opinion, gender politics, and political communications. Companion volumes by this author, also published by Cambridge University Press, include A Virtuous Circle (2000), Digital Divide (2001), Democratic Phoenix (2002), and Rising Tide (2003), Electoral Engineering (2004) and Sacred and Secular (2004).

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