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Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology

Understanding Populist Party Organisation

The Radical Right in Western Europe

Editors: Heinisch, Reinhard, Mazzoleni, Oscar (Eds.)

  • Provides a unique, systematic and comprehensive analysis of organizational issues of populist parties over time
  • Links contemporary literature on populism to the classical literature on party organization
  • Explores a range of political parties in Western Europe
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Right-wing populist parties are thriving throughout Europe. With few exceptions, political systems have seen such parties make significant electoral gains and shape the national political discourse across the continent. In recent years, many populist parties have undergone leadership changes and other evolutionary challenges to which they adapted well, often contrary to expectations. This timely collection is devoted to understanding how Western European right-wing populist parties organize themselves.

Without understanding the role of the organizational dynamics, we fail to understand how populist parties adapt over time and thus endure. Providing a systematic and comprehensive analysis of organizational issues of populist parties over time, Understanding Populist Party Organisation explores a range of political parties in Western Europe, examining their internal dynamics and questioning whether it is possible to discern or construct a general “populist” party typology of organization and representation.

The book includes chapters on the Austrian Freedom Party, the Vlaams Belang, the Swiss People’s Party, the Lega Nord, the Front National, the Norwegian Progress Party, and the Sweden Democrats.

 

About the authors

Reinhard Heinisch is Professor of Political Science at the University of Salzburg, Austria. He also chairs the Department of Sociology and Political Science. His major research interests are comparative populism, euroscepticism, and comparative research on political parties and democracy.

Oscar Mazzoleni is Professor of Political Science at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and Director of the Research Observatory for Regional Politics. His main research topics include nationalism, regionalism, populism and political parties. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Heinisch, Reinhard (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

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  • 1 The Austrian Freedom Party: Organizational Development and Leadership Change

    Heinisch, Reinhard

    Pages 19-47

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  • 2 The Vlaams Belang: Party Organization and Party Dynamics

    Haute, Emilie (et al.)

    Pages 49-77

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  • 3 The Swiss People’s Party: Converting and Enhancing Organization by a New Leadership

    Mazzoleni, Oscar (et al.)

    Pages 79-104

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  • 4 The Italian Lega Nord

    McDonnell, Duncan (et al.)

    Pages 105-129

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-58197-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 89,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-58196-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Populist Party Organisation
Book Subtitle
The Radical Right in Western Europe
Editors
  • Reinhard Heinisch
  • Oscar Mazzoleni
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58197-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58197-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58196-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 258
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 b/w illustrations
Topics