Misclassifying parties as radical right / right wing populist: a comparative analysis of New Zealand First

  title={Misclassifying parties as radical right / right wing populist: a comparative analysis of New Zealand First},
  author={Todd Donovan},
  journal={Political Science},
  pages={58 - 76}
  • Todd Donovan
  • Published 3 May 2020
  • Political Science
  • Political Science
ABSTRACT New Zealand First is occasionally misclassified as a ‘radical right’ and/or ‘right-wing populist party.’ This presents an opportunity to examine how parties might be placed into this family of parties. This paper draws from literature describing parties to propose five criteria to classify a party as radical right/right-wing populist, in part based on views in the electorate. Criteria include: (1) An intersection of populist style and antipathy to immigration; (2) Cultural… 

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