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Voting Radical Right in Western Europe
     

Voting Radical Right in Western Europe

by Terri E. Givens
 

ISBN-10: 0521851343

ISBN-13: 9780521851343

Pub. Date: 09/30/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Radical right parties have only been successful in a few countries. Why do such a small percentage of voters choose the radical right in Germany? Why is the radical right winning more seats in Austria than in France and Germany? Terri Givens argues that radical right parties will have difficulty attracting voters and winning seats in electoral systems that

Overview

Radical right parties have only been successful in a few countries. Why do such a small percentage of voters choose the radical right in Germany? Why is the radical right winning more seats in Austria than in France and Germany? Terri Givens argues that radical right parties will have difficulty attracting voters and winning seats in electoral systems that encourage strategic voting and/or strategic coordination by the mainstream parties. Her analysis demonstrates that electoral systems and party strategy play a key role in the success of the radical right.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521851343
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The radical right; 3. Who votes for the radical right?; 4. Immigration, unemployment, and the vote for the radical right; 5. Coalitions and strategic voting: a model; 6. Coalitions and strategic voting: analysis; 7. Extending the model: Denmark; 8. Conclusion.

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