Explaining Variation In The Success Of Extreme Right Parties In Western Europe

  title={Explaining Variation In The Success Of Extreme Right Parties In Western Europe},
  author={Matt Golder},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  pages={432 - 466}
  • Matt Golder
  • Published 1 May 2003
  • Economics
  • Comparative Political Studies
Methodological problems associated with selection bias and interaction effects have hindered the accumulation of systematic knowledge about the factors that explain cross-national variation in the success of extreme right parties. The author uses a statistical analysis that takes account of these problems to examine the effect of electoral institutions, unemployment, and immigration on the support for these parties. The data set used in this analysis is new and spans 19 countries and 165… 

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