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Introduction: comparing and reconceptualising the (populist) radical right

  • Pontus Odmalm
  • Jens Rydgren
Symposium

Abstract

This symposium probes contemporary classifications of the “far-right”, “populist radical right” and “radical right” variety. It also considers whether there is a need to look beyond socio-economic factors to explain the upward trajectory such parties experienced in recent years. The symposium thus connects to ongoing debates regarding the nature of this party family (or families) and to previous accounts of their successes across Western Europe.

Keywords

Euroscepticism Extreme right Extreme right-wing populist Immigration Nationalism Populist radical right Radical right 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Politics and IRUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK
  2. 2.Department of SociologyStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

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