Electoral support for extreme right-wing parties: A sub-national analysis of western European elections

David K. Jesuit, Piotr R. Paradowski, Vincent A. Mahler

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Abstract

This paper addresses two major limitations of cross-national research on electoral support for extreme right parties (ERPs) in western Europe: its almost exclusive focus on national-level data and its failure to examine the role of the social welfare state and social capital. We employ Tobit I estimations in an additive and interactive model and compute conditional coefficients and standard errors for several interactive variables. We conclude that levels of social capital play a major role in mediating the relationships between immigration, unemployment and support for ERPs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-290
Number of pages12
JournalElectoral Studies
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2009

Keywords

  • Elections
  • Extreme right
  • Immigration politics
  • Income inequality
  • Political parties
  • Redistribution
  • Right-wing politics
  • Social capital

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