What Unites Right-Wing Populists in Western Europe?

@article{Ivarsflaten2008WhatUR,
  title={What Unites Right-Wing Populists in Western Europe?},
  author={Elisabeth Ivarsflaten},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={41},
  pages={23 - 3}
}
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 grievance mobilization models can be distinguished in the existing literature. These models focus on grievances arising from economic changes, political elitism and corruption, and immigration. This study discusses these three grievance mobilization models and tests them on comparable cross-sectional… 

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