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Comparative Politics

Cas Mudde

2010

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Introduction: Rational Data Choice, Cas Mudde, Andreas Schedler May 2010

Introduction: Rational Data Choice, Cas Mudde, Andreas Schedler

Cas Mudde

No abstract provided.


Data Usage In Quantitative Comparative Politics, Cas Mudde, Andreas Schedler May 2010

Data Usage In Quantitative Comparative Politics, Cas Mudde, Andreas Schedler

Cas Mudde

The quantitative study of comparative politics is often described as a data-driven enterprise. Employing an original dataset of comparative politics articles published in leading academic journals between 1989 and 2007, this article offers the first empirical analysis of data usage in comparative research. Tracing potential biases induced by data dependence, it assesses the structure of quantitative comparative research (by year, research design, geographic focus, and subject area), the use of country-specific and region-specific datasets, the introduction of original data, and the degree of concentration in data usage. Its empirical findings question cherished assumptions about the structure of the discipline.


The Relationship Between Immigration And Nativism In Europe And North America, Cas Mudde Dec 2009

The Relationship Between Immigration And Nativism In Europe And North America, Cas Mudde

Cas Mudde

Mass migration is thought to be a major factor behind the rise of the radical right. But while there clearly is a relationship (particularly in Western Europe), the connection is not as straightforward as is often assumed. Higher levels of immigration in the three regions examined in this report —North America, Western Europe, and Central and Eastern Europe — do not automatically correlate to more votes for radical-right parties.

The success of radical-right parties has been uneven in Europe. Since 1980, there have only been a handful of radical-right parties in Western Europe and in Central and Eastern Europe which have ...


Den Populistiska Radikalhögern: En Patologisk Normalitet, Cas Mudde Dec 2009

Den Populistiska Radikalhögern: En Patologisk Normalitet, Cas Mudde

Cas Mudde

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Between Immigration And Nativism In Europe And North America, Cas Mudde Dec 2009

The Relationship Between Immigration And Nativism In Europe And North America, Cas Mudde

Cas Mudde

No abstract provided.


The Populist Radical Right: A Pathological Normalcy, Cas Mudde Dec 2009

The Populist Radical Right: A Pathological Normalcy, Cas Mudde

Cas Mudde

In recent years more and more studies have pointed to the limitations of demand-side explanations of the electoral success of populist radical right parties. They argue that supply-side factors need to be included as well. While previous authors have made these claims on the basis of purely empirical arguments, this article provides a (meta)theoretical argumentation for the importance of supply-side explanations. It takes issue with the dominant view on the populist radical right, which considers it to be alien to mainstream values in contemporary western democracies – the ‘normal pathology thesis’. Instead, it argues that the populist radical right should ...