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Nationalism, Euroscepticism and the radical left and right: A short response to Halikiopoulou???s, Nanou???s and Vasilopoullou???s (2012) study

In their 2012 article in the European Journal of Political Research, and its summary in Extremis Project (20 November 2012), Daphne Halikiopoulou, Kyriaki Nanou and Sofia Vasilopoulou (hereafter, Halikiopoulou et al. (2012), or the authors) test a novel argument about the importance and role of nationalism in driving Euroscepticism in radical left and radical right […]

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News From Western Europe, Monday 14th January 2013

Europe Comment – Policy Network:??Dangerous harbours: Populism, extremism and young people. ‘Populist and extremist actors are becoming increasingly adept at targeting first-time and young-, largely undecided, voters. Mainstream parties need more personal contact with voters, more ideology and less professionalism.??In this time of crisis, political doomsday and end of the world-scenarios are flourishing. In some […]

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News from Western Europe, Friday 11th January 2013

France Video – Al Jazeera:??Three Kurdish activists found dead in Paris. ‘The three were last seen on Wednesday at the information centre, which was locked by late afternoon. Andrew Finkel, a journalist and expert on Turkish politics,??says the timing of the crimes is very significant.??It??occurred shortly after the Turkish government resumed??negotiations with Abdullah Ocalan, the […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 10th January 2013

Finland YLE News: Nordic societies more open to immigration. ???The broadly-based European Social Survey indicates that the Finns, and people in the other Nordic countries, have a more positive attitude in general toward immigration and immigrants than in most parts of Europe. However, the same study shows that a significant portion of immigrants experience discrimination.??? […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 9th January 2013

Research: Special Issue of New Political Science –??Right-Wing Populism and the Media: Includes articles on topics including anti-immigration rhetoric since Anders Breivik’s attacks in 2011, and ??the ‘Right-Wing conspiracy’. The issue, along with individual articles, can be accessed here. France Video – Al Jazeera:??French Jewish students take on Twitter. ‘The French Union of Jewish students […]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 8th January 2013

Belgium RTBF:??Denderleeuw: finished negotiations, the coalition will support the VB CD & V / N-VA. ‘Two of the four main Flemish parties involved in “negotiations last chance” to try to reach an agreement on the formation of a coalition communal in Denderleeuw, the CD & V and N-VA ended Monday in the discussions, they announced […]

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News from Western Europe, Monday 7th January 2013

Research Gianluca Passarelli –??Extreme right parties in Western Europe: the case of the Italian Northern League ‘This article argues that voters of the Italian Lega Nord have been radicalized in recent years, shifting from an intermediate ???centrist??? position to the extreme right. Data from both national and European mass surveys (e.g. Italian National Election Studies […]

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Western Europe Tracker 04.01.13

France France24:??Basque party announces dissolution in France. ‘Basque nationalist political party Batasuna on Thursday announced its dissolution in France. The move comes after armed separatist group ETA announced in November that it was ready to discuss a definitive end to military operations.’ Germany Der Spiegel:??Scorn for Eastern Berlin’s Well-Heeled Newcomers. ‘Few things can stoke the […]

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Western Europe Tracker 03.01.13

Europe Comment – LSE:??In the face of populist nationalism, European institutions must do more online to increase awareness of the common dimensions of the eurocrisis. ‘Across Europe, many politicians are increasingly using a populist, anti-European rhetoric to gain support, at the same time that European institutions are pushing to establish a sense of European community. […]

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Western Europe Tracker 02.01.13

Belgium BBC News:??Belgium King Albert II Christmas speech sparks controversy. ‘The Belgian king has provoked a sharp response to a Christmas message in which he drew parallels with the rise of fascism in the 1930s. Albert II warned against the dangers of populists seeking scapegoats for current economic difficulties.??Flemish separatist leader Bart De Wever assumed […]

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