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European Populism in the Shadow of the Great Recession European Populism in the Shadow of the Great Recession

Hanspeter  Kriesi (Editor)
Takis S  Pappas (Editor)
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781785521249
Page Extent: 394 pp

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About the Book

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.

Based on a common analytical framework, chapters offer a highly differentiated view of how the interplay between economic and political crises helped produce patterns of populist development across Europe.

Populism grew strongly in Southern and Central-Eastern Europe, particularly where an economic crisis developed in tandem with a political one. Nordic populism went also on the rise, but this region’s populist parties have been surprisingly responsible. In Western Europe, populism actually contracted during the crisis – with the exception of France.

As for the two Anglo-Celtic countries, while the UK has experienced the rise of a strong anti-European populist force, Ireland stands out as a rare case in which no such a party has risen in spite of the severity of its economic and political crises.

'This book makes a distinctive and novel contribution to the vast and still-growing field on populism by analysing the effects of the financial and economic crisis in Europe. In doing this, the authors also rediscover and give new scope to the concept of 'crisis'. Kriesi and Pappas have assembled an impressive group of authoritative country and regional experts, and successfully combined their detailed knowledge with a coherent overarching framework for analysis. The result is a convincing, informative and − practically and theoretically − relevant comparative analysis of the different parts of Europe.'
Daniele Caramani, University of Zurich

'After years of grand statements about the rise of populism in the wake of the economic crisis it was high time for a comprehensive academic study on the topic. Kriesi & Pappas' book dispels many popular myths and should be essential reading for academics, journalists, and politicians alike.'
Cas Mudde, University of Georgia


  Pub Date:

July 2015


Giuliano  Bobba (Contributor)
Anders Ravik  Jupskås (Contributor)
Ann-Cathrine  Jungar (Contributor)
Tuukka  Ylä-Anttila (Contributor)
Tuomas  Ylä-Anttila (Contributor)
Hans-Georg  Betz (Contributor)
Teun  Pauwels (Contributor)
Matthijs  Rooduijn (Contributor)
Stijn  van Kessel (Contributor)
Laurent  Bernhard (Contributor)
Edward  Weber (Contributor)
Kurt Richard  Luther (Contributor)
Duncan  McDonnell (Contributor)
Paris  Aslanidis (Contributor)
Vlastimil  Havlík (Contributor)
Peter  Učeň (Contributor)
Zsolt  Enyedi (Contributor)
Ben  Stanley (Contributor)
Matthew  Goodwin (Contributor)
Eoin  O'Malley (Contributor)
John  FitzGibbon (Contributor)


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