Plebeians, citoyens and aristocrats or where is the bottom of bottom-up? The case of Hungary

TitlePlebeians, citoyens and aristocrats or where is the bottom of bottom-up? The case of Hungary
Publication TypeBook Chapter
AuthorsEnyedi, Z.
EditorsKriesi, Hanspeter, and Takis Pappas
Book TitleEuropean Populism in the Shadow of the Great Recession
Year2015
Pages229-244
PublisherECPR Press
Place of PublicationColchester
Publisher linkhttp://cadmus.eui.eu/handle/1814/36489
Abstract

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-Saxon 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.

Unit: 
Department of Political Science
Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations