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Charisma and the Radical Right  

Roger Eatwell

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Apr 2018
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Feb 2018
Although the concept of “charismatic” leaders is commonplace in political discourse, many academics hold that the notion is vague and these leaders’ alleged appeal to voters untestable. ... More

Explaining Electoral Support for the Radical Right  

Kai Arzheimer

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Apr 2018
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Feb 2018
The literature on the radical right’s electorate offers a plethora of potential explanations as to why people vote for the radical right. This chapter organizes the presumptive causes of ... More

Gender and the Radical Right  

Hilde Coffé

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Apr 2018
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Feb 2018
This chapter discusses the claim that radical right parties are typically led and supported by men, and explores various aspects of gender bias as they relate to radical right parties and ... More

Genetics and Politics: A Review for the Social Scientist  

Adam Lockyer and Peter K. Hatemi

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Apr 2018
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Mar 2018
Social scientists most often seek to empirically validate something already observed. Genetics identifies the unobserved. It provides a starting point to identify developmental pathways to ... More

Globalization, Cleavages, and the Radical Right  

Simon Bornschier

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Apr 2018
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Feb 2018
This chapter underscores the merit of studying the emergence and growth of the radical right from a cleavage perspective, which sees party system change as rooted in large-scale ... More

How Politics and Institutions Shape Poverty and Inequality  

David Brady, Agnes Blome, and Hanna Kleider

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article explores the influence of politics and institutions on poverty and inequality. It first considers the general contention that poverty is shaped by the combination of power ... More

Media and the Radical Right  

Antonis A. Ellinas

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Apr 2018
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Feb 2018
The way the media relate to radical right-wing actors remains one of the least studied areas in the literature on the radical right. This chapter examines how the media affect the demand ... More

The Non-Party Sector of the Radical Right  

John Veugelers and Gabriel Menard

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Apr 2018
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Feb 2018
This chapter examines radical right publishers, intellectual schools, parallel organizations, voluntary associations, small groups, political sects, and families. Party and non-party ... More

Party Organization and the Radical Right  

David Art

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Apr 2018
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Feb 2018
This chapter begins by outlining some persistent challenges—conceptual, methodological, and theoretical—that have characterized the study of party organization in general, and radical ... More

Party Systems and Radical Right-Wing Parties  

Herbert Kitschelt

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Apr 2018
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Feb 2018
This chapter presents an introduction to different theories of party competition, as exemplified by the substantive puzzle of radical right-wing partisan rise. The first task, however, is ... More

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