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Pippa Norris, Radical Right: Voters and Parties in the Electoral Market - Book Review
Nations and Nationalism (2006)
  • Amir Abedi, Western Washington University
The electoral success of a number of radical right parties over the last two decades has grabbed the attention of the news media. While these breakthroughs were not necessarily interpreted as signalling the immanent return of 1930s-type fascism or a renaissance of hyper-nationalism, they were generally seen as an indication of increasing hostility towards immigrants and opposition to the emergence of multicultural societies in most Western democracies. These developments have spawned numerous scholarly articles and books, which have mainly focused on the in-depth examination of specific instances of radical-right party success. Pippa Norris's book, however, does not directly deal with these important questions. Rather it falls into a new category of studies, which use a large number of cases and quantitative methods to explore the reasons behind the success of radical right parties more generally.
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Copyright © 1999-2014 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Article first published online: 13 SEP 2006 DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8129.2006.00266_4.x
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Amir Abedi. "Pippa Norris, Radical Right: Voters and Parties in the Electoral Market - Book Review" Nations and Nationalism Vol. 12 Iss. 4 (2006)
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