Title

What's Behind The Emergence Of The Far Right In Irish politics?

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Other

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Available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 4.0 International Licence

Disciplines

5.6 POLITICAL SCIENCE

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Updated / Thursday, 8 Jul 2021 08:21

Abstract

The emergence of the far-right, or more accurately the 'radical right', is a new phenomenon in Irish politics. So where did they come from? The rise of the radical right reflects a 40 year trend in politics across Europe. For decades, politics in almost all countries was dominated by centre-right and centre-left parties. These political parties reflected the class systems of industrialised economies where a homogenous group of unskilled and semi-skilled working-class voters aligned with their chief economic interests.


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