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The Rise of Populism in Western Europe

A Media Analysis on Failed Political Messaging

Authors: Lochocki, Timo

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  • Offers a generalizable and empirically backed theory for the rise and fall of right-wing populist parties
  • Shows why political messaging is the key factor in today’s politics
  • Presents case studies on the success of populist right-wing parties in Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden
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This book explores the question of why and under which conditions right-wing populist parties receive electoral support. The author argues that neither economic variables, nor national culture or history are what account for their successes. Instead, he illustrates that the electoral success of populist parties in Western Europe, such as the French Front National or the Alternative for Germany, is best understood as the unintended consequence of misleading political messaging on the part of established political actors. A two-level theory explains why moderate politicians have changed their approaches to political messaging, potentially benefiting the nationalist, anti-elitist and anti-immigration rhetoric of their populist contenders. Lastly, the book’s theoretical assumptions are empirically validated by case studies on the immigration societies of Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden. 

About the authors

Dr. Timo Lochocki is a transatlantic fellow with the Europe program where he directs GMF’s research activities on European diversity and party politics. He studied social psychology and international politics in Germany, Norway, and the United States and holds a Ph.D. in comparative politics from the Humboldt University Berlin, where he is a lecturer for European Politics. His award-winning research focuses on the intersection between international policy challenges (migration and matters of European Integration, in particular) and European party politics. Explaining the varying electoral advances of right-wing populist parties in Europe over the last 30 years, his doctoral thesis was graded as summa cum laude. His GMF Europe policy paper "The Unstoppable Far Right? How established parties’ communication strategies and media reporting of European affairs affect the advances of right-wing populist parties" won the award for the best paper at the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) Conference 2015. He regularly comments European and German party politics for national and international news outlets as Der Tagesspiegel, The Economist, Politico Europe or The London Times. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: How the Failed Political Messaging of Moderate Political Actors Strengthens Populist Radical Right Parties

    Pages 1-4

    Lochocki, Timo

  • The Riddle: Why Are Some Populist Radical Right Parties More Successful than Others?

    Pages 5-15

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  • State of Research: Linking Social Theory with Comparative Politics

    Pages 17-32

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  • Research Design: Ensuring High Validity and High Reliability Under the Auspices of Comparative Case Studies

    Pages 33-54

    Lochocki, Timo

  • Empirical Results: Why Populists Win or Lose—A Two-Level Theory

    Pages 55-71

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Rise of Populism in Western Europe
Book Subtitle
A Media Analysis on Failed Political Messaging
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62855-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62855-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62854-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87412-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 162
Number of Illustrations
42 b/w illustrations
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