Why Far Right Parties Do Well at Times of Crisis: The Role of Labour Market Institutions

39 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2016

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Tim Vlandas

University of Reading

Daphne Halikiopoulou

University of Reading

Date Written: October 19, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Vlandas, Tim and Halikiopoulou, Daphne, Why Far Right Parties Do Well at Times of Crisis: The Role of Labour Market Institutions (October 19, 2016). ETUI Research Paper - Working paper 2016.07. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2854926 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2854926

Tim Vlandas (Contact Author)

University of Reading

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Reading, RG6 6AH
United Kingdom

Daphne Halikiopoulou

University of Reading ( email )

United Kingdom

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