DemCP Book Launch - LÉONIE DE JONGE: "The Success and Failure of Right-Wing Populist Parties in the Benelux Countries"
|We 02-06-2021 16:00 - 17:15
Book Launch at the Centre for the Study of Democratic Cultures and Politics.
Léonie de Jonge, University of Groningen
The Success and Failure of Right-Wing Populist Parties in the Benelux Countries
Publishied by Routledge; Discussant: Lars Rensmann, University of Groningen.
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This book focuses on the varied support for the populist radical right in the Benelux countries: Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Despite many common characteristics, right-wing populist parties have historically been more successful in the Netherlands and Flanders than in Luxembourg and Wallonia.
This book argues that the variation in the success of right-wing populist parties depends to a large extent on the way in which they are perceived and received in a given polity. In the Netherlands and Flanders, mainstream parties and the media have contributed to politicising issues pertaining to immigration and national identity, thereby tilling the field for the populist radical right. In Luxembourg and Wallonia, mainstream parties and the media have resolutely limited the opportunities for right-wing populist challengers to influence the public debate.
This volume will be of interest to practitioners as well as students and scholars of party politics, the media, the populist radical right and the Benelux region.
About the author
Léonie de Jonge is Assistant Professor in European Politics and Society at the University of Groningen. She holds a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Cambridge, UK (2019). Her research has been published in different journals, including the International Journal of Press/Politics and Government & Opposition.