Authoritarian values and the welfare state: the social policy preferences of radical right voters

@article{Busemeyer2021AuthoritarianVA,
  title={Authoritarian values and the welfare state: the social policy preferences of radical right voters},
  author={Marius R. Busemeyer and Philip Rathgeb and Alexander Sahm},
  journal={West European Politics},
  year={2021},
  volume={45},
  pages={77 - 101}
}
Abstract What kind of welfare state do voters of populist radical right parties (PRRPs) want and how do their preferences differ from voters of mainstream left- and right-wing parties? In this paper, we draw on an original, representative survey of public opinion on education and related social policies in eight Western European countries to measure (1) support for social transfers, (2) support for workfare and (3) support for social investment. Challenging the view that PRRPs turned into pro… Expand
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