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Economic globalization, job insecurity and the populist reaction

Mughan, Anthony; Bean, Clive; McAllister, Ian


A striking change in the political party systems of many established democracies in recent years has been the rise to electoral and political prominence of right-wing populist parties. Moving beyond the usual anti-statism and racism attitudinal explanatory foci, this article posits that popular support for these parties is associated with the job insecurity that populist party leaders have attributed to deepening international economic integration, or economic globalization. The...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Electoral Studies
DOI: 10.1016/S0261-3794(02)00047-1


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