European populism in the shadow of the great recession
Title: European populism in the shadow of the great recession
Citation: Colchester : ECPR Press, 2015
This volume, covering twenty-five populist parties in seventeen European states, presents the first comparative study of the impact of the Great Recession on populism. Based on a common analytical framework, chapters offer a highly differentiated view of how the interplay between economic and political crises helped produce patterns of populist development across Europe. Populism grew strongly in Southern and Central-Eastern Europe, particularly where an economic crisis developed in tandem with a political one. Nordic populism went also on the rise, but this region's populist parties have been surprisingly responsible. In Western Europe, populism actually contracted during the crisis – with the exception of France. As for the two Anglo-Saxon countries, while the UK has experienced the rise of a strong anti-European populist force, Ireland stands out as a rare case in which no such a party has risen in spite of the severity of its economic and political crises.
Table of Contents:
-- Chapter One – Populism in Europe During Crisis: An Introduction, Hanspeter Kriesi and Takis S. Pappas -- PART I: THE NORDIC REGION -- Chapter Two – Institutionalised Right-Wing Populism in Times of Economic Crisis: A Comparative Study of the Norwegian Progress Party and the Danish People’s Party, Anders R. Jupskås -- Chapter Three – Business as Usual: Ideology and Populist Appeals of the Sweden Democrats, Ann-Cathrine Jungar -- Chapter Four – Exploiting the Discursive Opportunity of the Euro Crisis: The Rise of the Finns Party, Tuomas Ylä-Anttila and Tuukka Ylä-Anttila -- PART II: THE WESTERN REGION -- Chapter Five – The Revenge of the Ploucs: The Revival of Radical Populism under Marine Le Pen in France, Hans-Georg Betz -- Chapter Six – Populism in Belgium in Times of Crisis: Intensification of Discourse, Decline in Electoral Support, Teun Pauwels and Matthijs Rooduijn -- Chapter Seven – Dutch Populism During the Crisis, Stijn van Kessel -- Chapter Eight – The Populist Discourse of the Swiss People’s Party, Laurent Bernhard, Hanspeter Kriesi and Edward Weber -- Chapter Nine – The Primacy of Politics: Austria and the Not-so-Great Recession, Kurt Richard Luther -- PART III: THE SOUTHERN REGION -- Chapter Ten – Italy: A Strong and Enduring Market for Populism, Giuliano Bobba and Duncan McDonnell -- Chapter Eleven – Greek Populism: A Political Drama in Five Acts, Takis S. Pappas and Paris Aslanidis -- PART IV: THE CENTRAL-EASTERN REGION -- Chapter Twelve – The Economic Crisis in the Shadow of Political Crisis: The Rise of Party Populism in the Czech Republic, Vlastimil Havlík -- Chapter Thirteen – The Delayed Crisis and the Continuous Ebb of Populism in Slovakia’s Party System, Peter Ucen -- Chapter Fourteen – Plebeians, Citoyens and Aristocrats or Where is the Bottom of Bottom-up? The Case of Hungary, Zsolt Enyedi -- Chapter Fifteen – The Post-Populist Non-Crisis in Poland, Ben Stanley -- PART V: THE ANGLO-CELTIC REGION -- Chapter Sixteen – The Great Recession and the Rise of Populist Euroscepticism in the United Kingdom, Matthew Goodwin -- Chapter Seventeen – Everywhere and Nowhere: Populism and the Puzzling Non-Reaction to Ireland’s Crises, Eoin O’Malley and John FitzGibbon -- CONCLUSION -- Chapter Eighteen – Populism and Crisis: A Fuzzy Relationship, Takis S. Pappas and Hanspeter Kriesi
Grant number: FP7/338875/EU