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Mot strömmen? En fallstudie av stöd för radikal högerpopulism i Portugal

Larby, Johanna LU (2017) STVK02 20171
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Due to the rise of support for Populist Radical Right parties in nations around Europe during the past two decades, the circumstances which allow these new parties to emerge have been recurrently highlighted in academic research, and the ensuing debate has long been dominated by competing theories on when, how and why these changes occur. By shifting focus from the nations in which these new parties have gained success to one of the few remaining European nations where they have not, the ambition of this study is to provide an additional component in the contemporary understanding of the changing political landscape of Europe. Through a single-case study of Portugal and with the use of descriptive statistics; opinion polls and electoral... (More)
Due to the rise of support for Populist Radical Right parties in nations around Europe during the past two decades, the circumstances which allow these new parties to emerge have been recurrently highlighted in academic research, and the ensuing debate has long been dominated by competing theories on when, how and why these changes occur. By shifting focus from the nations in which these new parties have gained success to one of the few remaining European nations where they have not, the ambition of this study is to provide an additional component in the contemporary understanding of the changing political landscape of Europe. Through a single-case study of Portugal and with the use of descriptive statistics; opinion polls and electoral participation, underlying factors emerge, and plausible explanations for the political development in Portugal during the 21st century are found – not in the lack of populist radical right attitudes, but in the low salience of those issues combined with low political participation. The study opens up for further research in the field of policy demand and the competition between new parties and old in gaining support, to achieve deeper knowledge of the political development currently taking place. (Less)
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author
Larby, Johanna LU
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STVK02 20171
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Public opinion, Supply-Demand, Populist Radical Right attitudes, Cas Mudde, Portugal
language
Swedish
id
8906726
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2017-07-11 14:09:51
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2017-07-11 14:09:51
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  abstract     = {Due to the rise of support for Populist Radical Right parties in nations around Europe during the past two decades, the circumstances which allow these new parties to emerge have been recurrently highlighted in academic research, and the ensuing debate has long been dominated by competing theories on when, how and why these changes occur. By shifting focus from the nations in which these new parties have gained success to one of the few remaining European nations where they have not, the ambition of this study is to provide an additional component in the contemporary understanding of the changing political landscape of Europe. Through a single-case study of Portugal and with the use of descriptive statistics; opinion polls and electoral participation, underlying factors emerge, and plausible explanations for the political development in Portugal during the 21st century are found – not in the lack of populist radical right attitudes, but in the low salience of those issues combined with low political participation. The study opens up for further research in the field of policy demand and the competition between new parties and old in gaining support, to achieve deeper knowledge of the political development currently taking place.},
  author       = {Larby, Johanna},
  keyword      = {Public opinion,Supply-Demand,Populist Radical Right attitudes,Cas Mudde,Portugal},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Mot strömmen? En fallstudie av stöd för radikal högerpopulism i Portugal},
  year         = {2017},
}