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Parties After Success: Why Some Radical Right Parties Persist And Others Collapse, Antonis A. Ellinas Aug 2008

Parties After Success: Why Some Radical Right Parties Persist And Others Collapse, Antonis A. Ellinas

Antonis A. Ellinas

In the past three decades radical right parties have made important electoral advances in most countries across Western Europe. In some cases such parties have managed to endure and grow after their initial electoral breakthroughs, while in other cases they quickly collapsed. To understand the reasons for their divergent trajectories the paper focuses on the development of four radical right parties after their initial breakthroughs: the French National Front, the Austrian Freedom Party, the German Republikaner and theSwedish New Democracy. It examines three different factors affecting their trajectories: the strategic responses of mainstream competitors; the positioning of radical right parties ...


Reforming The Commission: Between Modernization And Bureaucratization, Antonis A. Ellinas, Ezra N. Suleiman Jul 2008

Reforming The Commission: Between Modernization And Bureaucratization, Antonis A. Ellinas, Ezra N. Suleiman

Antonis A. Ellinas

The article uses evidence from an original survey of 200 top Commission officials to highlight the schizophrenic nature of the Kinnock reforms. It shows that the push toward the ‘modernization’ of the Commission has been accompanied by a trend towards ‘bureaucratization’. The findings of the survey challenge the dominant view that the reform project was largely a move toward the institutional paradigm set by new public management (NPM). Based on the views of top Commission officials, the reforms can best be described as a marriage of ‘Weberian-bureaucratic’ and NPM ideas. This mix of largely incompatible reform measures resulted from the ...


Review Of Cas Mudde's "Populist Radical Right Parties In Europe", Journal Of Politics 70:2, 561-2., Antonis A. Ellinas Apr 2008

Review Of Cas Mudde's "Populist Radical Right Parties In Europe", Journal Of Politics 70:2, 561-2., Antonis A. Ellinas

Antonis A. Ellinas

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