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Cleavage Politics and the Populist Right: The New Cultural Conflict in Western Europe
by Simon Bornschier
Temple University Press, 2010
Paper: 978-1-4399-0193-9 | Cloth: 978-1-4399-0192-2 | eISBN: 978-1-4399-0194-6
Library of Congress Classification JN94.A979B673 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 324.213094

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Over the last two decades, right-wing populist parties in Western Europe have gained sizable vote shares and power, much to the fascination and consternation of political observers. Meshing traditionalism and communitarian ideals, right-wing populist parties have come to represent a polar normative ideal to the New Left in Western Europe. In his dynamic study Cleavage Politics and the Populist Right, Simon Bornschier applies a cultural as well as political dimension to analyze the parties of both the right and left in six countries. He develops a theory that integrates the role of political conflict around both established cleavages and party strategies regarding new divisions to explain the varying fortunes of the populist right.


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