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Political entrepreneurs : the rise of challenger parties in Europe

Catherine E. De Vries (Author), Sara Binzer Hobolt (Author)
"The years since the financial crisis have been marked by a remarkable stability in national government which hides the impact of a new kind of issue based politics which has arisen with parties such as Podemos in Spain, Srizia in Greece, The National Front in France and UKiP in the UK, all of whom have had a significant influence in shaping the political agenda in their own countries even if they have not actually secured formal power. This is the first book to present a rigorous yet accessible analysis of this phenomenon, grounded in the theories and methods of quantitative political science but drawing on empirical insights and theory from political psychology and sociology as well to try to understand the similarities and differences in the circumstances that have lead to these parties springing up and shaping political discourse and even policy to an extent that has challenged the very existence of the traditional party system"-- Provided by publisher
eBook, English, 2020
Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2020
1 online resource (xv, 314 pages) : illustrations
9780691206547, 9780691194752, 9780691200071, 0691206546, 0691194750, 0691200076
The rise of challenger parties
A theory of political change
Voter loyalty
Strategies of dominance
Issue entrepreneurship
Anti-establishment rhetoric
Changing voter appeal
Representation and government
Future scenarios