EJPR launches virtual issue on populism


Populism Special EditionFor decades the phenomenon of populism has either laid dormant or existed in the shadows of the related, but not always similar, phenomenon of the radical right.

At least since the double shocks of Brexit and Trump in 2016, populism has taken center stage in many analyses of democratic politics in general, and European politics in particular. Fortunately, this study, which is attracting a lot of new junior and senior scholars, does not have to start from scratch.

Special issue

This virtual special issue of the European Journal of Political Research presents a collection of the key articles on populism published in the journal over the past ten years.

It includes a broad range of different methodological approaches and thematic issues, focusing on populism as a dependent and independent variable.

We hope these studies will inspire and help future research on populism, and look forward to publishing more cutting-edge work in this journal.

— Cas Mudde, editor of EJPR


Failed expectations: Quality of government and support for populist parties in Europe
Mattias Agerberg

Beyond protest and discontent: A cross-national analysis of the effect of populist attitudes and issue positions on populist party support
Steven M. Van Hauwaert and Stijn Van Kessel

Institutions, governmental performance and the rise of political newcomers
Miguel Carreras

Right-wing populist party supporters: Dissatisfied but not direct democrats
Shaun Bowler, David Denemark, Todd Donovan and Duncan Mcdonnell

The psychological roots of populist voting: Evidence from the United States, the Netherlands and Germany
Bert N. Bakker, Matthijs Rooduijn and Gijs Schumacher

Who is willing to participate? Dissatisfied democrats, stealth democrats and populists in the United Kingdom
Paul Webb

Strategic Eurosceptics and polite xenophobes: Support for the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) in the 2009 European Parliament elections Robert Ford, Matthew J. Goodwin and David Cutts

The rise of right-wing populist Pim Fortuyn in the Netherlands: A discursive opportunity approach
Ruud Koopmans and Jasper Muis

Populism as political communication style: An empirical study of political parties' discourse in Belgium
Jan Jagers and Stefaan Walgrave

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