The Breakthrough of Another West European Populist Radical Right Party? The Case of the True Finns

@article{Arter2010TheBO,
  title={The Breakthrough of Another West European Populist Radical Right Party? The Case of the True Finns},
  author={David Arter},
  journal={Government and Opposition},
  year={2010},
  volume={45},
  pages={484 - 504}
}
  • D. Arter
  • Published 1 October 2010
  • Political Science
  • Government and Opposition
Abstract The True Finn Party (PS), which gained virtually 10 per cent of the national vote at the 2009 European Parliament election, lacks a place in the comparative party literature and also defies ready classification. It has been perceived by its supporters as the most left-wing of the non-socialist parties; by Finnish media commentators as a case of right-wing populism; and by researchers as a distinctive centred-based populist party when viewed in a wider European perspective. Based on a… 
Analysing ‘Successor Parties': The Case of the True Finns
Whilst the ‘successor party’ (SP) has a well-established place in the literature on post-communist Eastern and Central Europe, occasional references to its West European counterpart have tended to
Finland: From Demotic Populism to Neo-Nationalism
  • T. Tiilikainen
  • Political Science, Sociology
    Religion and Neo-Nationalism in Europe
  • 2020
The recent emergence of a growing neo-nationalist party, the Finns Party1, has affected the entire political field in Finland. First, the Finns Party has consolidated its position among the leading
The Populist Radical Right in Europe: A Xenophobic Voice in the Global Economic Crisis
Since the late-1980s, populist radical Right parties have established themselves in the party systems of several Western, Central and Eastern European democracies, in some cases even temporarily
European populism before the pandemic: ideology, Euroscepticism, electoral performance, and government participation of 63 parties in 30 countries
Abstract This contribution is conceived as a resource on the state of European populist parties before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. It reports on cross-national comparative findings
Editorial to the Issue on Populism and the Remaking of (Il)Liberal Democracy in Europe
Populism has become the issue of comparative political science today. The rise and continuing success of populist parties is by now evident across Europe, despite persistent cross-national
The True Finns Identity Politics and Populist Leadership on the Threshold of the Party’s Electoral Triumph
Abstract In the Finnish general elections of 2011 the nationalist-populist True Finns Party gained a ground-breaking victory: its parliamentary group of 5 members grew to 39 members. This article
Nationalism versus European Integration: The Case of ATAKA
Since the Maastricht Treaty (1992) much research has been engaged in the study of Euroscepticism, mainly in its typology and varieties. This article sheds light on one of the most significant,
The Populist Radical Right and European Integration: A Comparative Analysis of Party–Voter Links
This article analyses the links between populist radical right parties and their voters regarding European integration in 11 European countries. It does so by using data from the 2008 European Social
The Perils of Populist Radical Right Parties: The Case of the Bulgarian Attack Party
Populist radical right parties, such as the Bulgarian Attack Party, sow the seeds of ethnic discord and rally around authoritarian policies for sustaining domestic order. Scholars studying these
Wind from the North, don’t go forth? Gender equality and the rise of populist nationalism in Finland
The article considers the future prospects of the struggle for gender equality in light of the growing appeal and electoral success of parties embracing populist nationalism and anti-immigration as
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 31 REFERENCES
Explaining the Emergence of Radical Right-Wing Populist Parties: The Case of Denmark
This article aims to explain the emergence of the Danish People's Party, a radical right-wing populist party, by using a model combining political opportunity structures and the diffusion of new
Extreme Right Parties in Western Europe
  • C. Mudde
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • 2000
Abstract From the moment the Berlin Wall came down scholars and politicians around the world expressed concern about an upsurge of extreme-right politics in Eastern Europe. Dramatic events like the
Populism on Difficult Terrain: The Right- and Left-Wing Challenger Parties in the Federal Republic of Germany
Right-wing populist parties in Germany were unable to benefit from the success of their counterparts in neighbouring Western European states from the mid-1980s. Despite this failure, there were
Why is there no Radical Right Party in Ireland?
The rise of the radical or extreme right parties in Europe – parties usually noted for strong, sometimes racist anti-immigrant ideologies – has attracted a great deal of attention in political
Populist radical right parties in Europe
As Europe enters a significant phase of re-integration of East and West, it faces an increasing problem with the rise of far-right political parties. Cas Mudde offers the first comprehensive and
Is extreme right-wing populism contagious? Explaining the emergence of a new party family
Abstract.  This article presents a new model for explaining the emergence of the party family of extreme right-wing populist parties in Western Europe. As the old master frame of the extreme right
Populism as political communication style An empirical study of political parties' discourse in Belgium
The scientific debate about populism has been revitalised by the recent rise of extreme-right parties in Western Europe. Within the broad discussion about populism and its relationship with
Is There Demand for Radical Right Populism in the Finnish Electorate
Since the 1980s, the main interest in radical right-wing studies has been on occurrences of the phenomenon. Non-occurrences have not received much attention, although they could have something to
Success in opposition – failure in government: explaining the performance of right-wing populist parties in public office
Drawing on a conceptual distinction between traditional right-wing extremist and right-wing populist parties, this article examines the performance of the latter in public office. The central
What Unites Right-Wing Populists in Western Europe?
Unlike for the green party family, no empirically backed scholarly consensus exists about the grievances mobilized by populist right parties in Western Europe. To the contrary, three competing
...
...