Extreme right-wing voting in Western Europe

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Lubbers, Marcel and Gijsberts, Mérove and Scheepers, Peer (2002) Extreme right-wing voting in Western Europe. European Journal of Political Research, 41 (3). pp. 345-378. ISSN 0304-4130

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Abstract:In this study we explain extreme right-wing voting behaviour in the countries of the European Union and Norway from a micro and macro perspective. Using a multidisciplinary multilevel approach, we take into account individual-level social background characteristics and public opinion alongside country characteristics and characteristics of extreme right-wing parties themselves. By making use of large-scale survey data (N = 49,801) together with country-level statistics and expert survey data, we are able to explain extreme right-wing voting behaviour from this multilevel perspective. Our results show that cross-national differences in support of extreme right-wing parties are particularly due to differences in public opinion on immigration and democracy, the number of non-Western residents in a country and, above all, to party characteristics of the extreme right-wing parties themselves.
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Copyright:© 2002 Wiley InterScience
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/61252
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1475-6765.00015
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