Populists in Parliament: Comparing Left-Wing and Right-Wing Populism in the Netherlands

  title={Populists in Parliament: Comparing Left-Wing and Right-Wing Populism in the Netherlands},
  author={Simon Otjes and Tom Louwerse},
  journal={Political Studies},
  pages={60 - 79}
In parliament, populist parties express their positions almost every day through voting. There is great diversity among them, for instance between left-wing and right-wing populist parties. This gives rise to the question: is the parliamentary behaviour of populists motivated by their populism or by their position on the left/right spectrum? This article compares the parliamentary voting behaviour of the Dutch SP and PVV, the only left-wing and right-wing populist parties that have been in a… 

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