Anti-political Establishment Parties: A Comparative Analysis
Recent electoral success of the Freedom Party in Austria, List Pim Fortuyn in The Netherlands, the People's Party in Denmark and the National Front in France have demonstrated the appeal of parties that challenge the political establishment. This book seeks to explain why these parties have achieved a political breakthrough, but unlike other studies in the area does not concentrate on only one type of party. Instead it attempts to determine preconditions for the success of anti-political establishment parties in general, avoiding any time specific or ideology specific explanations. Using variables that could be tested at any point in time, and for any party regardless of its position on the left-right scale, Anti-Political Establishment Parties uses data from nineteen advanced industrial democracies post Second World War. This wide variety of examples allows a comparative analysis of: the electoral system, political traditions, the economic conditions of a country, the colluding behaviour of the establishment parties, party system features, the 'availability' of voters. In contrast to prior research, which emphasizes the importance of socio-economic and institutional factors, these
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advanced industrial democracies Alliance anti-political establishment party APE party score APE party vote Australian Democrats Austria average combined APE ballot access Betz Cas Mudde Clann na Talmhan coefficients combined APE party combined vote share Communist Party countries country’s economic effective threshold electoral fortunes electoral success electoral system establishment parties establishment party divergence Extreme Right fortunes of APE FPÖ Freedom Party Germany grand coalition grand coalition government Green parties hypothesis Ibid ideological Ignazi Ireland Italy Japan Kitschelt Lega Lega Nord level of support main APE parties main establishment parties National party system party system cartelization party system features party system polarization party vote share party’s People’s Party percent policies political establishment Political Parties political system polled Populism post-war Postmaterialism Radical Right-Wing Populism reform relationship Sinn Féin Socialist Party SPÖ St Martin’s Press support for APE Sweden Switzerland Taggart University Press variables West European Politics Western Europe Zealand