Terrorism’s effect on Europe’s centre- and far-right parties

William Wheatley, Joseph Robbins, Lance Y Hunter, Martha H Ginn

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

European far-right parties have enjoyed mixed success in the past few years. The primary elements in many of these parties’ policy platforms centre on security, terrorism, and foreign persons. Naturally, these platforms are designed to attract electoral support that these actors can parlay into governing positions. Our study offers an important test to ascertain how voters respond to terrorist attacks with respect to centre- and far-right parties. We contend that far-right parties are to likely benefit from terrorist attacks more than centre-right parties. The results from more than 30 European countries, spanning 1975–2013, affirm our hypothesis. The implications for partisanship, governance, and terrorism are explored in this paper as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEuropean Political Science
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

Fingerprint

terrorism
governance
human being

Keywords

  • European politics
  • Far-right politics
  • Political violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Political Science and International Relations

Cite this

Terrorism’s effect on Europe’s centre- and far-right parties. / Wheatley, William; Robbins, Joseph; Hunter, Lance Y; Ginn, Martha H.

In: European Political Science, 01.01.2019.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{76f7193b791745b1b57a27af0dbbbd7e,
title = "Terrorism’s effect on Europe’s centre- and far-right parties",
abstract = "European far-right parties have enjoyed mixed success in the past few years. The primary elements in many of these parties’ policy platforms centre on security, terrorism, and foreign persons. Naturally, these platforms are designed to attract electoral support that these actors can parlay into governing positions. Our study offers an important test to ascertain how voters respond to terrorist attacks with respect to centre- and far-right parties. We contend that far-right parties are to likely benefit from terrorist attacks more than centre-right parties. The results from more than 30 European countries, spanning 1975–2013, affirm our hypothesis. The implications for partisanship, governance, and terrorism are explored in this paper as well.",
keywords = "European politics, Far-right politics, Political violence",
author = "William Wheatley and Joseph Robbins and Hunter, {Lance Y} and Ginn, {Martha H}",
year = "2019",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1057/s41304-019-00210-8",
language = "English (US)",
journal = "European Political Science",
issn = "1680-4333",
publisher = "Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Terrorism’s effect on Europe’s centre- and far-right parties

AU - Wheatley, William

AU - Robbins, Joseph

AU - Hunter, Lance Y

AU - Ginn, Martha H

PY - 2019/1/1

Y1 - 2019/1/1

N2 - European far-right parties have enjoyed mixed success in the past few years. The primary elements in many of these parties’ policy platforms centre on security, terrorism, and foreign persons. Naturally, these platforms are designed to attract electoral support that these actors can parlay into governing positions. Our study offers an important test to ascertain how voters respond to terrorist attacks with respect to centre- and far-right parties. We contend that far-right parties are to likely benefit from terrorist attacks more than centre-right parties. The results from more than 30 European countries, spanning 1975–2013, affirm our hypothesis. The implications for partisanship, governance, and terrorism are explored in this paper as well.

AB - European far-right parties have enjoyed mixed success in the past few years. The primary elements in many of these parties’ policy platforms centre on security, terrorism, and foreign persons. Naturally, these platforms are designed to attract electoral support that these actors can parlay into governing positions. Our study offers an important test to ascertain how voters respond to terrorist attacks with respect to centre- and far-right parties. We contend that far-right parties are to likely benefit from terrorist attacks more than centre-right parties. The results from more than 30 European countries, spanning 1975–2013, affirm our hypothesis. The implications for partisanship, governance, and terrorism are explored in this paper as well.

KW - European politics

KW - Far-right politics

KW - Political violence

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85065027068&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85065027068&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1057/s41304-019-00210-8

DO - 10.1057/s41304-019-00210-8

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85065027068

JO - European Political Science

JF - European Political Science

SN - 1680-4333

ER -