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. Chapters offer a highly differentiated view of how the interplay between economic and political crises helped produce patterns of populist development across Europe. '...a convincing, informative and relevant analysis' -- Daniele Caramani, University of Zurich
Hanspeter Kriesi holds the Stein Rokkan Chair in Comparative Politics at the European University Institute in Florence and has previously taught at the universities of Amsterdam, Geneva and Zurich. He was the director of a Swiss national research programme on the `Challenges to democracy in the 21st century' from 2005-12. Takis S Pappas is Associate Professor at the University of Macedonia, Greece, and during this project, was a Marie Curie Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. His most recent book is Populism and Crisis Politics in Greece (Palgrave 2014). He is currently working on a new book project under the tentative title Democratic Illiberalism: How Populism Grows.
List of Figures and Tables vii List of Contributors xi Preface xv Chapter One - Populism in Europe During Crisis: An Introduction 1 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 23 Anders R. Jupskas Chapter Three - Business as Usual: Ideology and Populist Appeals of the Sweden Democrats 41 Ann-Cathrine Jungar Chapter Four - Exploiting the Discursive Opportunity of the Euro Crisis: The Rise of the Finns Party 57 Tuomas Yla-Anttila and Tuukka Yla-Anttila PART II: THE WESTERN REGION Chapter Five - The Revenge of the Ploucs: The Revival of Radical Populism under Marine Le Pen in France 75 Hans-Georg Betz Chapter Six - Populism in Belgium in Times of Crisis: Intensification of Discourse, Decline in Electoral Support 91 Teun Pauwels and Matthijs Rooduijn Chapter Seven - Dutch Populism During the Crisis 109 Stijn van Kessel Chapter Eight - The Populist Discourse of the Swiss People's Party 125 Laurent Bernhard, Hanspeter Kriesi and Edward Weber vi European Populism in the Shadow of the Great Recession Chapter Nine - The Primacy of Politics: Austria and the Not-so-Great Recession 141 Kurt Richard Luther PART III: THE SOUTHERN REGION Chapter Ten - Italy: A Strong and Enduring Market for Populism 163 Giuliano Bobba and Duncan McDonnell Chapter Eleven - Greek Populism: A Political Drama in Five Acts 181 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 199 Vlastimil Havlik Chapter Thirteen - The Delayed Crisis and the Continuous Ebb of Populism in Slovakia's Party System 217 Peter Ucen Chapter Fourteen - Plebeians, Citoyens and Aristocrats or Where is the Bottom of Bottom-up? The Case of Hungary 235 Zsolt Enyedi Chapter Fifteen - The Post-Populist Non-Crisis in Poland 251 Ben Stanley PART V: THE ANGLO-CELTIC REGION Chapter Sixteen - The Great Recession and the Rise of Populist Euroscepticism in the United Kingdom 273 Matthew Goodwin Chapter Seventeen - Everywhere and Nowhere: Populism and the Puzzling Non-Reaction to Ireland's Crises 287 Eoin O'Malley and John FitzGibbon CONCLUSION Chapter Eighteen - Populism and Crisis: A Fuzzy Relationship 303 Takis S. Pappas and Hanspeter Kriesi Bibliography 327 Index 363