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The success of populist radical right parties is not a result of heightened participation in politics by authoritarians

04 November 2015 | Georgia Wood

Across Europe, the populist right is surging, with UKIP in the UK, Jobbik in Hungary, and the Sweden Democrats among others making political weather across the continent.

In an article entitled ‘The success of populist radical right parties is not a result of heightened participation in politics by authoritarians’, Professor Shane P. Singh and Dr Kris Dunn examine the recent successes of European populist right wing parties.

They argue these parties' successes have not been fuelled by an increase in participation by people or groups with authoritarian tendencies, but instead 'arises from a convergence in participation levels among non-authoritarians and authoritarians in settings of diversity’. 

  • Read the article, published in Democratic Audit UK.

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