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By Stijn van Kessel

Populism is an idea that's at present trendy between political commentators and, normally, used pejoratively. The phenomenon of populism is sometimes visible as anything antagonistic and, within the ecu context regularly concerning xenophobic politics. What populism precisely is and who its major representatives are, in spite of the fact that, frequently is still uncertain. this article has major goals: to spot populist events in twenty first century Europe and to give an explanation for their electoral functionality. It argues that populist events shouldn't be pushed aside as risky pariahs out of hand yet really that their upward push tells us whatever in regards to the country of consultant democracy.

The examine has a wide scope, together with populist events of varied ideological types – therefore relocating past examples of the ‘right’ – and masking fashioned Western eu international locations in addition to post-communist international locations in imperative and jap Europe. It provides the result of an cutting edge mixed-methods study undertaking, combining a fuzzy set Qualitative Comparative research (fsQCA) of populist events in 31 eu nations with 3 in-depth case reports of the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom.

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