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    A not so silent revolution: The new power of old divides in European politics

A not so silent revolution: The new power of old divides in European politics

The traditional left-right divide which shaped political competition across Europe in the post-war period is increasingly being supplanted by new patterns of competition. Drawing on the experience of the 2019 European Parliament elections, Anja Durovic, Caterina Froio, Gilles Ivaldi, Sarah de Lange, Nonna Mayer and Jan Rovny explain that one of the more interesting developments is the way that […]

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France is not moving to the right, but the French right is undergoing a process of radicalisation

According to a poll carried out earlier this year, more than a third of French voters agree with the ideas of the Front National. Nonna Mayer finds that these results highlight a seeming “droitisation” in France: the normalisation of the radical right as an established element of mainstream politics. By looking at the shift in values among traditional working-class voters, […]

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The blurring of the border between the mainstream right and far-right in France has helped to normalise the Front National.

A recent poll suggests that one-third of French people agree with the ideas of the Front National. Nonna Mayer looks at what lies behind this apparent normalisation of France’s once outcast far-right. The most recent poll on the popularity of France’s Front National (FN), a regular barometer conducted since 1984, shows that one third of respondents agree with the ideas of the […]

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