Territory Archives: Switzerland

News from Western Europe, Tuesday 22nd January 2013

Europe Research – Counterpoint: Europe’s Reluctant Radicals: Greece and the Netherlands. ‘Today Counterpoint launches two new pamphlets on populism – in Greece and in the Netherlands – as part of the “Recapturing Europe’s Reluctant Radicals” project, supported by the Open Society Foundations. This second phase of the project aims to draw an in-depth picture of [...]

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Why Right-Wing Populists in France, but not Germany?

The enduring presence of the extreme populist right in France, Austria, Switzerland, Flemish Belgium, and Denmark shows that these parties’ success is due to more than a mere outbreak of popular disenchantment with representative democracy. As Kai Arzheimer has argued recently, the vote for the extreme right is based on ideology. This ideology encompasses more [...]

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Far right rise in Switzerland capped

Switzerland’s dominant far-right party suffered a dip in electoral support for the first time in 20 years on sunday, as smaller parties recorded gains. The Swiss People’s Party (SVP) had aimed to better its 2007 score of 28.8 per cent, but its split with the Conservative Democratic Party (BDP) since the previous elections is now [...]

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