Cordoning, Competing, and Co-opting: Examining the Political Effects of Radical Right Parties in Western Europe through an Analysis of Political Space

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Title: Cordoning, Competing, and Co-opting: Examining the Political Effects of Radical Right Parties in Western Europe through an Analysis of Political Space
Author: Gettel, Jason K., 1979-
Abstract: Many have written about the rise of radical right political parties in Europe, but less is known about their impact. This is an investigation of these effects viewed spatially through the movement of political parties. The factor that most influences mainstream parties is the ideology of each particular radical right party. When confronted with an electorally relevant radical right party, mainstream right parties are more likely to cordon and differentiate if the xenophobic party is authoritarian, and more likely to engage with and co-opt the space of a neo-liberal xenophobic party. In other words, more-extreme radical right parties tend to produce a movement away from the radical right while less-extreme radical right parties tend to produce a movement toward the radical right. I establish this relationship through several cross-case expert judgment surveys, and then contextualize this data with qualitative evidence connecting more closely with actions of the parties themselves.
Description: xi, 128 p. : ill. (some col.) A print copy of this thesis is available through the UO Libraries. Search the library catalog for the location and call number.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/10669
Date: 2010-06


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