The Pull to the Right in Western Europe: an Analysis of Electoral Support for the Extreme-Right

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This study develops a model explaining support for contemporary extreme-right parties. The history and political setting of relevant countries are examined. The research explores necessary state-level conditions, which are postindustrialism, convergence to the center by major parties, and proportional representation. Individual support is probed using survey data with bivariate and probit analyses. Being male and younger proved to be significant variables, while socio-economic status did not. Concerning issues, personal disaffection for immigrants, favoring nationalistic hiring practices, and free-market tendencies were significant variables. Opposition to feminism and pride to be from one's nation were insignificant explanations for extreme-right support. Implications of ... continued below

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Fletcher, Jody D. (Jody Daniel) December 1998.

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This study develops a model explaining support for contemporary extreme-right parties. The history and political setting of relevant countries are examined. The research explores necessary state-level conditions, which are postindustrialism, convergence to the center by major parties, and proportional representation. Individual support is probed using survey data with bivariate and probit analyses. Being male and younger proved to be significant variables, while socio-economic status did not. Concerning issues, personal disaffection for immigrants, favoring nationalistic hiring practices, and free-market tendencies were significant variables. Opposition to feminism and pride to be from one's nation were insignificant explanations for extreme-right support. Implications of the analysis are discussed as are issues concerning future research.

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Fletcher, Jody D. (Jody Daniel). The Pull to the Right in Western Europe: an Analysis of Electoral Support for the Extreme-Right, thesis, December 1998; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278202/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .