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Title: From dusk to dawn: Local party organization and party success of right-wing extremism
Authors: Dinas, Elias
Georgiadou, Vassiliki
Konstantinidis, Iannis
Rori, Lamprini
Type: Article
Subjects: FRASCATI::Social sciences
FRASCATI::Social sciences
Keywords: Right-wing extremism
grassroots activity
political opportunity
new party success
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Sage
Source: Party Politics
Volume: 22
Issue: 1
First Page: 80
Last Page: 92
Abstract: A marginal racist organization, Golden Dawn, managed to attract first the votes of almost one out of 14 Greek voters and then global media and public attention. How did an extreme right groupuscule invade the political terrain of an EU-10 member state? Existing attempts to account for this phenomenon point to demand-side explanations, related to the political turmoil that followed the notorious debt crisis and the accompanying austeritymeasures. These explanations, however, fail to account for the genesis of this trajectory.We delve into this exact question, focusing on the election that marked the emergence of the Golden Dawn and permitted further electoral penetration. Combining qualitative and quantitativemethods, we show that the party took advantage of favourable political circumstances developing a grassroots network of protection that helped it enter the central political arena.
ISSN: 1354-0688
Other Identifiers: 10.1177/1354068813511381
Appears in Collections:Department of International and European Studies

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