Voting for movement parties in Southern Europe : the role of protest and digital information
Title: Voting for movement parties in Southern Europe : the role of protest and digital information
Citation: South European society and politics, 2017, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 427-446
ISSN: 1360-8746; 1743-9612
In recent years 'movement parties' such as Syriza in Greece, the Movimento 5 Stelle in Italy, Podemos in Spain and-to a lesser extent-Bloco de Esquerda in Portugal shook national party systems, breaking the consolidated dynamics of political competition. Despite growing interest in movement parties, there has been scant attention to the role of citizens adopting unconventional forms of action and using digital media in accounting for their electoral performance. To fill this gap, four original internet-based post-electoral surveys are employed showing that protesters and digital media users are more likely to vote for these parties, despite important country differences.
Published online: 18 Dec 2017
Files in this item
There are no files associated with this item.