Title: Outsider Parties
Citation: Special issue of Party Politics, 2011, 17, 4
ISSN: 1354-0688; 1460-3683
This special issue discusses parties in Europe which by the nature of their ideology, rhetoric and positions on government participation, have placed themselves and/or been placed by others, ‘outside’ the sphere of potential governing parties, but have subsequently come in from the cold and entered government. Following an introduction by the editors, it features articles examining the governing experiences of such ‘outsider parties’, including pieces by Kurt Richard Luther on the Austrian Freedom Party; Daniele Albertazzi, Duncan McDonnell and James Newell on the Northern League and Rifondazione Comunista in Italy; Tim Bale and Richard Dunphy on radical left parties in coalition administrations; Anwen Elias and Filippo Tronconi on autonomist parties in government.
Table of Contents:
Duncan McDonnell and James L. Newell Outsider parties in government in Western Europe Kurt Richard Luther Of goals and own goals: A case study of right-wing populist party strategy for and during incumbency Daniele Albertazzi, Duncan McDonnell, and James L. Newell Di lotta e di governo: The Lega Nord and Rifondazione Comunista in office Richard Dunphy and Tim Bale The radical left in coalition government: Towards a comparative measurement of success and failure Anwen Elias and Filippo Tronconi From protest to power: Autonomist parties in government Book reviews Thomas J. Scotto Livianna Tossutti James L. Newell R. Kenneth Carty Nick Anstead