The edited book brings together country experts on populism, ethno-territorial politics and party competition. The book consists of twelve empirical chapters, covering seven Western European states (Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK) as well as four Central-European states (Croatia, Hungary, Serbia and Poland).
It is a collaboration by scholars from across Europe which contributes to the growing literature on populism by focusing on a relatively unexplored research agenda; the intersection on territoriality, ethno-politics and populism. Presenting an original perspective contributing experts use case studies to highlight the territorial dimension of populism in different ways and identify that a deeper understanding of the interactions between populist actors and ethno-territorial ideologies is required.
This book will be of interest to academics, researchers and students of European politics, populism and ethno-territorial politics.
This book theoretically and empirically fills a void in populist studies. It explores systematically the relationships between territory, ethnicity, identity, and uneven development in European populist politics.- Carlos de la Torre - Professor of Sociology, University of Kentucky, USA. Editor of The Routledge Handbook of Global Populism
This volume is both welcome and distinctive. It is welcome in that it contributes to our knowledge on fundamental questions structuring political debates: questions of populism, nationalism, territory, and identity. It is distinctive in that its empirical basis is rich and wide, covering twelve Western and Central European cases. - Michaël Tatham – University of Bergen, Norway.
Based on a coherent and comprehensive analysis of relevant European political parties, the book timely analyses the interactions between populist and ethno-territorial ideologies. It is a must-read for any student of contemporary political dynamics in Europe. - Régis Dandoy - Ghent University, Belgium
1. Introduction: European Party-Based Populism and Territory - Reinhard Heinisch, Emanuele Massetti and Oscar Mazzoleni, 2. Regionalist populism in Britain’s "Celtic" peripheries: A longitudinal analysis of Plaid Cymru and the Scottish National Party - Emanuele Massetti, 3. Populism and ethno-territorial parties in Belgium - Emilie Van Haute, 4. Claiming regionalism and nationalism at the same time: How the Italian and Swiss Leagues can engage in contradictory claims and get away with it - Oscar Mazzoleni and Carlo Ruzza, 5. The populist dimensions of Catalan secessionism: Rhetoric, mobilization and institutional practices - Astrid Barrio, Oscar Barberà and Juan Rodríguez-Teruel, 6. Regional nativism in East Germany: the case of the AfD.- Hans-Georg Betz and Fabian Habersack, 7. The Carinthian model: The role of sub-national claims in the Freedom Party’s dominance in Austria’s southernmost state - Reinhard Heinisch, 8. The territorialization of national-populist politics: A case study of the Front National in France - Gilles Ivaldi and Jerôme Dutozia, 9. Progressive regionalist populism vs. conservative nationalist populism in Poland: The case of the Silesian Autonomy Movement – RAŚ - Magdalena Solska, 10. Regionalist populism in Croatia: The case of the Croatian Alliance of Slavonia and Baranja – HDSSB - Marko Kukec, 11. Ethnic politics and competition amongst right-wing populist parties in Hungary - Edina Szoecsik, 12. A clash of myths: Populism and ethno-nationalism in Serbia - Bojan Vranic, 13. Conclusion: Bridging legacies in understanding party mobilization - Reinhard Heinisch, Emanuele Massetti and Oscar Mazzoleni.
This series covers academic studies within the broad fields of ‘extremism’ and ‘democracy’, with volumes focusing on adjacent concepts such as populism, radicalism, and ideological/religious fundamentalism. These topics have been considered largely in isolation by scholars interested in the study of political parties, elections, social movements, activism, and radicalisation in democratic settings. A key focus of the series, therefore, is the (inter-)relation between extremism, radicalism, populism, fundamentalism, and democracy. Since its establishment in 1999, the series has encompassed both influential contributions to the discipline and informative accounts for public debate. Works will seek to problematise the role of extremism, broadly defined, within an ever-globalising world, and/or the way social and political actors can respond to these challenges without undermining democratic credentials.