Voters and Parties in the Electoral Market
By (author) Pippa Norris
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Radical Right by Pippa Norris
Book DescriptionDuring recent decades, radical right parties have been surging in popularity in many nations, gaining legislative seats, enjoying the legitimacy endowed by ministerial office, and striding the corridors of government power. The popularity of leaders such as Le Pen, Haider, and Fortuyn has aroused widespread popular concern and a burgeoning scholarly literature. Despite the interest, little consensus has emerged about the primary factors driving this phenomenon. The puzzle is to explain why radical right parties have advanced in a diverse array of democracies - including in Austria, Canada, Norway, France, Italy, New Zealand, Switzerland, Israel, Romania, Russia, and Chile - while failing to make comparable gains in similar societies elsewhere, such as in Sweden, Britain, and the United States. This book, first published in 2005, expands our understanding of support for radical right parties through presenting an integrated new theory which is then tested systematically using a wealth of cross-national survey evidence covering almost forty countries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521613859
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Pippa Norris
Checkbook Elections?, Hardback (June 2016)
"The Electoral Integrity Project: why elections fail and what we can do about it."
Why Elections Fail, Paperback (July 2015)
This volume compares international and institutional accounts as alternative perspectives to explain why elections fail to meet international standards.
Why Electoral Integrity Matters, Hardback (June 2014)» View all books by Pippa Norris
This book is the first in a planned trilogy by Pippa Norris on challenges of electoral integrity.
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Author Biography - Pippa Norris
Pippa Norris is the McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Her work compares elections and public opinion, gender politics, and political communications. Companion volumes by this author, also published by Cambridge University Press, include A Virtuous Circle (2000), Digital Divide (2001), Democratic Phoenix (2002), and Rising Tide (2003), Electoral Engineering (2004) and Sacred and Secular (2004).
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