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Tesi etd-11042020-223929

Type of thesis
Corsi integrativi di II livello
Author
HAEUSL, WALTER
URN
etd-11042020-223929
Title
Different populist voters for different populist parties? A comparison of the social basis of right-wing populism and anti-austerity populism in Italy, Spain and France
Structure
Cl. Sc. Sociali - Scienze Politiche
Course
SCIENZE POLITICHE - SCIENZE POLITICHE
Committee
Tutor Dott. SOMMARIO, EMANUELE GIUSEPPE
Relatore Dott. BRESSANELLI, Edoardo
Presidente Prof.ssa HENRY, BARBARA
Membro Prof.ssa ALABRESE, MARIAGRAZIA
Membro Prof.ssa CRISTIANI, ELOISA
Membro Prof. DE GUTTRY, ANDREAS M.T.
Membro Prof.ssa LORETONI, ANNA
Keywords
  • anti-austerity populism
  • class politics
  • outsider
  • populist radical right
  • social basis
  • Southern Europe
  • varieties of populism
  • voting behaviour
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Availability
parziale
Abstract
Populism can be combined with multiple and diverse ideologies. Building on that, recent studies, generally know as the “varieties of populism” literature have identified the ideological contours of two distinct types populism: the “populist radical right” and the “populist left”, which we prefer to intend here as &#34;anti-austerity populism&#34;. <br>Nevetheless, even in the varieties of populism literature, very scant attention has been paid to comparative analysis of populist voters. Existing studies are indeed barely comparative across varieties of populism, they focus on the populist radical right, while leaving the study of anti-austerity populist voters rather unexplored. In other words, do different varieties of populis parties mobilize different populist voters? <br>To answer this question, by employing ESS data, we analyze the social bases of six different populist parties, an more precisely three populist radical right parties and three populist anti-austerity parties. To do so, we employ innovative theories on social stratification in contemporary societies: Oesch’s theory on new occupational classes in post-industrial societies and the theory on the dualization of labor markets and welfare states. <br>
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