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PhD research: Self-interest, social marginalization and weak spots liberal institutions contribute to support for populist parties22nd November 2023
Over the past two decades, European democracies have witnessed the rise of populist parties. New PhD research by Dr. Francesco Marolla (Tilburg University) provides insight into the explanation for support of European citizens for populist parties. “Populist parties receive significant support from citizens who feel socially marginalized, especially in more affluent and globalized societies. Citizens' self-interest and the weak spots of liberal institutions also appear to be important factors in explaining support for populism.”