The Populist Radical Right in Europe: A Xenophobic Voice in the Global Economic Crisis

  title={The Populist Radical Right in Europe: A Xenophobic Voice in the Global Economic Crisis},
  author={Dietmar Loch and Ov Cristian Norocel},
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 partaking in governing coalitions (Delwit and Poirier 2007). They are present throughout Europe, from the French National Front (Front National, FN), and the (True) Finns (Party) (Perussuomalaiset, PS/Sannfinlandarna, SF), to the Hungarian Movement for a Better Hungary (Jobbik Magyarorszagert Mozgalom… 
Nostalgic Nationalism, Welfare Chauvinism, and Migration Anxieties in Central and Eastern Europe
This contribution examines, in the Central and Eastern European context, the interplay between ideals of national specificity, welfare chauvinist appeals, and emerging politics of migration, for the
Nationalism and Populism in Radical Right Discourses in Italy and Germany
Populism is, besides nationalism, one of the common components of today’s radical right politics. In fact, populism and nationalism are often conflated when assessing radical right identity
From Trivialized Neo-Nazis to Parliament: Explaining the Electoral Success of the Extreme Right Party ĽSNS in Slovakia
Beside rather years-long stable position of the nationalist party in the party system, Slovakia has witnessed rapid electoral increase in the support of the extreme right People's Party Our Slovakia
Challenges to Democracy: The Origins of Protectionist Populism in Europe
This article posits the thesis that the development of protectionist populism in Europe has been significantly influenced by two important economic processes. The cause of the first process can be
Racist discourse in the years of the Greek financial crisis: Evidence from the Greek press
In the wake of Greece’s economic crisis, expressions and acts of racism have become noticeably more prevalent, particularly in light of the rise of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party. Two significant
Nostalgia and Hope: Intersections between Politics of Culture, Welfare, and Migration in Europe
This open access book shows how the politics of migration affect community building in the 21st century, drawing on both retrogressive and progressive forms of mobilization. It elaborates
Invented Nostalgia: The Search for Identity Among the Hungarian Far-Right
In a country where welfare chauvinism and anti-migrant rhetoric is commonplace among citizens, and the norm in the political sphere, it is no wonder that far-right protest organizations and movements
True Finns and Non-True Finns: The Minority Rights Discourse of Populist Politics in Finland
ABSTRACT This article analyses minority rights discourse in statements of the populist radical right party called the True Finns, which has become a major political force in Finland in the 2010s. A
Phoenix Populism
This paper is the first exploratory analysis of the ideological features of extra-parliamentary radical-right populist parties in Romania, which, despite lacking parliamentary power, confirm the
Special Issue: Mapping the Discursive Opportunities for Radical-Right Populist Politics across Eastern Europe
This special issue brings together scholars of media, sociology, and political science to examine the discursive opportunities for radical-right populist politics across Eastern Europe. The articles


The Breakthrough of Another West European Populist Radical Right Party? The Case of the True Finns
  • D. Arter
  • Political Science
    Government and Opposition
  • 2010
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
Populist Radical Right Parties in Central and Eastern Europe: The Different Context and Issues of the Prophets of the Patria
The recent electoral performances of the Bulgarian Ataka, Hungarian Jobbik, and the Slovak National Party seem to confirm the pervasive appeal of the populist radical right in Central and Eastern
Cleavage Politics and the Populist Right: The New Cultural Conflict in Western Europe
Over the last two decades, right-wing populist parties in Western Europe have gained sizable vote shares and power, much to the fascination and consternation of political observers. Meshing
Revisiting Lepanto: the political mobilization against Islam in contemporary Western Europe
ABSTRACT In recent years, the place of Islam in Western European society has become a central political issue, particularly on the far right of the ideological spectrum. Parties as diverse as the
Radical-right narratives in Slovakia and Hungary: historical legacies, mythic overlaying and contemporary politics
ABSTRACT In the last several years, radical-right rhetoric has gained further ground in the political discourse of Slovakia and Hungary. This increasingly overt spiral of tension has been fuelled not
Globalization, the welfare state and right-wing populism in Western Europe
We outline and test the argument that globalization contributes to the electoral success of the new far right in Western Europe. We also draw on the theory of embedded liberalism to advance and test
Explaining Workers' Support for Right-Wing Populist Parties in Western Europe: Evidence from Austria, Belgium, France, Norway, and Switzerland
During the 1990s, the working class has become the core clientele of right-wing populist parties in Western Europe. This article empirically examines the motives of workers for supporting a
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
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
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