Varieties of radicalism. examining the diversity of radical left parties and voters in Western Europe

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/558502
Title:
Varieties of radicalism. examining the diversity of radical left parties and voters in Western Europe
Authors:
Gomez, Raul ( 0000-0002-6810-0628 ) ; Morales, Laura; Ramiro, Luis
Abstract:
Radical left parties (RLPs) are a diverse lot and several RLP subtypes have been distinguished in the literature. However, the degree to which these subtypes are associated with significantly different policy proposals has not been analysed. At the same time, little is known about whether these predicated subtypes are associated with differences in their voters' characteristics. In this article, we analyse the policy positions of RLPs across a number of issues using manifesto and expert survey data, allowing us to assess the nature of the differentiation between types of RLPs. We find that RLPs differ in the extent to which they adopt New Politics issues, and we propose a classification of Traditional and New Left RLPs. Using cross-national survey data coming from the European Election Studies series and multilevel multinomial models, we also examine the ideological, policy and social differences in the electorates of the various types of RLPs. We find socio-demographic and attitudinal differences between the voters of Traditional and New Left RLPs that are consistent with the programmatic differences of the parties.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Gomez, R., Morales, L., Ramiro, L.(2016) "Varieties of radicalism. examining the diversity of radical left parties and voters in Western Europe" West European Politics, 39 (2) DOI: 10.1080/01402382.2015.1064245
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
West European Politics
Issue Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/558502
DOI:
10.1080/01402382.2015.1064245
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/fwep20/current
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0140-2382
EISSN:
1743-9655
Sponsors:
Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness
Appears in Collections:
Department of Social Sciences

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGomez, Raulen
dc.contributor.authorMorales, Lauraen
dc.contributor.authorRamiro, Luisen
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-25T08:19:48Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-25T08:19:48Zen
dc.date.issued2016en
dc.identifier.citationGomez, R., Morales, L., Ramiro, L.(2016) "Varieties of radicalism. examining the diversity of radical left parties and voters in Western Europe" West European Politics, 39 (2) DOI: 10.1080/01402382.2015.1064245en
dc.identifier.issn0140-2382en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01402382.2015.1064245en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/558502en
dc.description.abstractRadical left parties (RLPs) are a diverse lot and several RLP subtypes have been distinguished in the literature. However, the degree to which these subtypes are associated with significantly different policy proposals has not been analysed. At the same time, little is known about whether these predicated subtypes are associated with differences in their voters' characteristics. In this article, we analyse the policy positions of RLPs across a number of issues using manifesto and expert survey data, allowing us to assess the nature of the differentiation between types of RLPs. We find that RLPs differ in the extent to which they adopt New Politics issues, and we propose a classification of Traditional and New Left RLPs. Using cross-national survey data coming from the European Election Studies series and multilevel multinomial models, we also examine the ideological, policy and social differences in the electorates of the various types of RLPs. We find socio-demographic and attitudinal differences between the voters of Traditional and New Left RLPs that are consistent with the programmatic differences of the parties.en
dc.description.sponsorshipSpanish Ministry of Economy and Competitivenessen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/toc/fwep20/currenten
dc.subjectVoting behaviouren
dc.subjectRadical leften
dc.subjectPolitical partiesen
dc.subjectNew politicsen
dc.titleVarieties of radicalism. examining the diversity of radical left parties and voters in Western Europeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1743-9655en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalWest European Politicsen
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