Getting out the right-wing extremist vote: extreme right party support and campaign effects at a recent British general election

@article{Cutts2013GettingOT,
  title={Getting out the right-wing extremist vote: extreme right party support and campaign effects at a recent British general election},
  author={David Cutts and Matthew J. Goodwin},
  journal={European Political Science Review},
  year={2013},
  volume={6},
  pages={93 - 114}
}
  • D. Cutts, M. Goodwin
  • Published 7 February 2013
  • Political Science
  • European Political Science Review
Despite strong evidence in the wider study of electoral behaviour that party campaigning can have important effects on performance, and a large pan-European literature on populist radical right and extreme right campaigns, we know very little about the impact of the latter on electoral performance. Drawing on a range of innovative campaign-related data at the aggregate and individual level, we examine the electoral impact of the British National Party (BNP) at the 2010 British general election… 

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