Matthijs Rooduijn

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    Avoiding the mainstream: Why radical right-wing populist parties remain ‘radical’ in government

Avoiding the mainstream: Why radical right-wing populist parties remain ‘radical’ in government

Radical right-wing populist parties have experienced a growth in support in several European countries over the last 15 years, but how do such parties adapt to power when they enter government? Tjitske Akkerman, Sarah de Lange and Matthijs Rooduijn write that although radical right-wing populist parties do become more mainstream in some respects when they enter office, this is […]

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    Populist arguments have become more pervasive in Western European countries

Populist arguments have become more pervasive in Western European countries

To what extent has populism become a feature of public debates in European countries? Matthijs Rooduijn employs content analysis to assess the frequency of populist statements in newspaper articles in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK. He concludes that populism is more widespread in these countries than previously assumed, with populist parties not only enjoying more electoral […]

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