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Den spanska anomalin - En kvalitativ fallstudie om avsaknaden av ett högerpopulistiskt parti i Spanien

Barrio, Elfva LU (2019) STVK02 20191
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The debate on populism is and has been a contested phenomenon. Mostly, scholars focus on defining populism and explaining its development during the two past decades. What is still an unexplored area is why populist parties succeed in gaining electoral support in some countries and fail in others. Despite the consequences of the financial crisis of 2008, a right-wing populist party has failed to gain electoral support in Spain. The aim of this case study is to search for potential explanations to the lack of support of a right-wing populist party in Spain. Through a micro-level analysis, potential right-wing populist attitudes are searched for in the Spanish population, relying on demand-side and supply-side factors. The main hypotheses... (More)
The debate on populism is and has been a contested phenomenon. Mostly, scholars focus on defining populism and explaining its development during the two past decades. What is still an unexplored area is why populist parties succeed in gaining electoral support in some countries and fail in others. Despite the consequences of the financial crisis of 2008, a right-wing populist party has failed to gain electoral support in Spain. The aim of this case study is to search for potential explanations to the lack of support of a right-wing populist party in Spain. Through a micro-level analysis, potential right-wing populist attitudes are searched for in the Spanish population, relying on demand-side and supply-side factors. The main hypotheses are that there is nor a demand for right-wing populist parties among the people, nor a supply for them in the Spanish political arena. The study shows on high levels of political distrust among the Spanish citizens. However, further studies are required to look into the demand- and supply-sides of the Spanish political system and, perhaps, in that way, be able to explain the lack of a right-wing populist party. (Less)
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author
Barrio, Elfva LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20191
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Populism, right-wing populism, demand-side factors, supply-side factors, ideational approach.
language
Swedish
id
8973251
date added to LUP
2019-09-06 12:50:49
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2019-09-06 12:50:49
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  abstract     = {The debate on populism is and has been a contested phenomenon. Mostly, scholars focus on defining populism and explaining its development during the two past decades. What is still an unexplored area is why populist parties succeed in gaining electoral support in some countries and fail in others. Despite the consequences of the financial crisis of 2008, a right-wing populist party has failed to gain electoral support in Spain. The aim of this case study is to search for potential explanations to the lack of support of a right-wing populist party in Spain. Through a micro-level analysis, potential right-wing populist attitudes are searched for in the Spanish population, relying on demand-side and supply-side factors. The main hypotheses are that there is nor a demand for right-wing populist parties among the people, nor a supply for them in the Spanish political arena. The study shows on high levels of political distrust among the Spanish citizens. However, further studies are required to look into the demand- and supply-sides of the Spanish political system and, perhaps, in that way, be able to explain the lack of a right-wing populist party.},
  author       = {Barrio, Elfva},
  keyword      = {Populism,right-wing populism,demand-side factors,supply-side factors,ideational approach.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Den spanska anomalin - En kvalitativ fallstudie om avsaknaden av ett högerpopulistiskt parti i Spanien},
  year         = {2019},
}