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Globalization and the transformation of the national political space: Six European countries compared
In this paper, we present the basic ideas, the design and some key results of an ongoing research project on the transformation of the national political space in Western Europe. We start from theExpand
West European Politics in the Age of Globalization
Part I. Theory and Methods: 1. Globalization and its impact on national spaces of competition 2. Contexts of party mobilization 3. The design of the study: the distinguishing characteristics of ourExpand
West European Politics in the Age of Globalization: Contents
Over the past three decades the effects of globalization and denationalization have created a division between ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ in Western Europe. This study examines the transformation ofExpand
Cleavage Politics and the Populist Right: The New Cultural Conflict in Western Europe
Over the last two decades, right-wing populist parties in Western Europe have gained sizable vote shares and power, much to the fascination and consternation of political observers. MeshingExpand
The New Cultural Divide and the Two-Dimensional Political Space in Western Europe
While the endorsement of universalistic values by the New Left led to a first transformation of political space in Western Europe, the counter-mobilisation of the extreme populist right resulted in aExpand
The populist right, the working class, and the changing face of class politics
To many, the transformation of West European party systems since the 1970s and 1980s was seen as evidence that the era of cleavage based politics was over. The rise of identity politics wasExpand
Why a right-wing populist party emerged in France but not in Germany: cleavages and actors in the formation of a new cultural divide
This article analyzes why, despite similar transformations in the dimensions structuring political space since the late 1980s, extreme right-wing populist parties have emerged in some West EuropeanExpand
The New Cultural Conflict, Polarization, and Representation in the Swiss Party System, 1975–2011
Party relationships in the Swiss party system have become substantially more antagonistic over the past decades. This article analyzes the actors and ideologies that have triggered the emergence of aExpand
Cleavage Politics and the Populist Right