Explaining the Emergence of Radical Right-Wing Populist Parties: The Case of Denmark

@article{Rydgren2004ExplainingTE,
  title={Explaining the Emergence of Radical Right-Wing Populist Parties: The Case of Denmark},
  author={Jens Rydgren},
  journal={West European Politics},
  year={2004},
  volume={27},
  pages={474 - 502}
}
  • J. Rydgren
  • Published 1 May 2004
  • Sociology
  • West European Politics
This article aims to explain the emergence of the Danish People's Party, a radical right-wing populist party, by using a model combining political opportunity structures and the diffusion of new master frames. The article shows that because of dealignment and realignment processes – as well as the politicisation of the immigration issue – niches were created on the electoral arena. The Danish People's Party was able to mine these niches by adopting a master frame combining ethno-pluralist… 
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