Populist Euroscepticism in Iberian party systems

Margarita Gómez-Reino Cachafeiro, Carolina Plaza-Colodro
  • Politics, March 2018, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/0263395718762667

Euroscepticism and populism in Portugal and Spain after the Great Recession

What is it about?

This research aims to explain the emergence of a new kind of radical left in Southern Europe after the Great Recession. In particular, our study focuses on the rise of a specific left-wing populist Euroscepticism linked with the impact of the Great Recession and austerity measures in Portugal and Spain and the party system transformations.

Why is it important?

The analysis shows the distinctiveness of the populist Euroscepticism of the new challenger, Podemos, which illustrates the opportunities afforded by the economic crisis for the rise of the new challenger parties exhibiting the contemporary link between populism and Euroscepticism in the radical left.

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