Why Far Right Parties Do Well at Times of Crisis: The Role of Labour Market Institutions
39 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2016
Date Written: October 19, 2016
This working paper argues with extensive statistical analysis that the rise of far-right parties in Europe has less to do with the economic crisis and unemployment levels as such but more with specific labour market policies and institutions. The authors show that the deregulation of employment protection legislation and the reduction of employment benefits have in many countries intensified the support for these far-right parties.
Keywords: labour market policy; election; deregulation; employment security; EU countries
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