Party choice in Europe: Social cleavages and the rise of populist parties

@article{Guth2019PartyCI,
  title={Party choice in Europe: Social cleavages and the rise of populist parties},
  author={James L. Guth and Brent F Nelsen},
  journal={Party Politics},
  year={2019},
  volume={27},
  pages={453 - 464}
}
Does the rise of populist parties of the right and left indicate the fading of the traditional left–right cleavage and the rise of a new transnational cleavage? Our analysis finds evidence of a continued left–right cleavage that divides European parties by religion and class. Our analysis also finds strong evidence for an additional transnational cleavage that pits the populists of right and left against the traditional parties of the “frozen” center. Right-Wing Populist parties attract young… Expand

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