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Hamas as a Political Party

In this article, we seek to answer the following questions — why do violent movements participate in elections and what factors explain the timing of these decisions to participate? To answer this question, we examine the case of Hamas’s formation of the Reform and Change Party and its iconic victory in the 2006 elections to […]

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Three decades of populist radical right parties in Western Europe: So what?

The populist radical right constitutes the most successful new party family in postwar Western Europe. Many accounts in both academia and the media warn of the growing influence of populist radical right parties (PRRPs), the so-called verrechtsing (right turn) of European politics, but few provide empirical evidence of it. In a recent publication I have […]

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New research: what are radical right governments really like?

A new study that compares radical right parties in government throws doubt on the common assumption that the entrance of these parties into coalition government leads to a sharp rightward turn. Published in the journal West European Politics, Tjitske Akkerman provides new evidence to suggest that radical right-wing parties often do not have a significant […]

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