Corruption is a persistent problem in several countries across Europe. Daniel Stockemer and Patricia Calca write that corruption can have two distinct effects: it can either result in citizen disengagement from the political process, or it can lead to increased voter participation as a mechanism for punishing political authorities at the ballot box. Using an analysis of local level data […]
The success of the Swiss People’s Party is down to better party organisation, not a general increase in support for the far-right in Switzerland.
In the past two decades the Swiss People’s Party (SVP) has established itself as the most powerful radical right-wing party in Western Europe. Daniel Stockemer assesses the factors behind the SVP’s success, concluding that the party has not significantly expanded its appeal beyond traditional support bases, but has instead become more effective at attracting existing right-wing voters. The SVP have […]