Respectable radicals: why some radical right parties in the European Parliament forsake policy congruence

  title={Respectable radicals: why some radical right parties in the European Parliament forsake policy congruence},
  author={Duncan Mcdonnell and Annika Werner},
  journal={Journal of European Public Policy},
  pages={747 - 763}
ABSTRACT Policy congruence has been identified as the main driver of European Parliament (EP) alliances. Yet, radical right parties are divided between three EP groups: European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR); Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD); Europe of Nations and Freedom (ENF). This article investigates why four radical right parties in the ECR and EFDD – the Danish People’s Party, the Finns Party, the Sweden Democrats and UKIP – neither joined the apparently more… Expand
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