The correlation between political supply and political demand in the case of the Greek far-right: from "Political Spring" to "Greek Solution" (1993-2019)

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Deparment of Political Science & Public Administration
Library of the Faculties of Political Science and Public Administration, Communication and Mass Media Studies, Turkish and Modern Asian Studies, Sociology
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Gavou Aikaterini
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Λαμπρινή Ρόρη, Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια, Τμήμα Πολιτικής Επιστήμης και Δημόσιας Διοίκησης, Σχολή Οικονομικών και Πολιτικών Επιστημών, ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Η συσχέτιση πολιτικής προσφοράς και εκλογικής ζήτησης στην περίπτωση της ελληνικής Άκρας Δεξιάς: από την "Πολιτική Άνοιξη" ως την "Ελληνική Λύση" (1993-2019)
Translated title:
The correlation between political supply and political demand in the case of the Greek far-right: from "Political Spring" to "Greek Solution" (1993-2019)
The resurgence of far-right parties in the Western world following the collapse of fascist-Nazi movements, primarily since the 1990s, has extensively concerned the academic community.
From the two main interpretive frameworks used to study the phenomenon – the political supply and the political demand – this paper follows the first one and examines the correlation between official party discourse and electoral percentages at the national level of the major far-right political formations in Greece from the emergence of the "third wave", from the early 1990s to the 2019 parliamentary elections. The themes studied relate to right-wing issue ownership or agenda (economic protectionism, welfare chauvinism, cultural superiority of the Greek nation, anti-immigrant sentiment, and Euroscepticism), while the data are mainly drawn from the Comparative Manifesto Project (CMP) database. The objects of study are New Democracy (ND) as the main center-right pole, as well as Political Spring (POL.AN.), Popular Orthodox Rally (LA.OS.), Golden Dawn (G.D.), Independent Greeks (AN.EL.), and Greek Solution (E.L.) as actors of the far-right in the political spectrum.
The research provides partial confirmation of the hypotheses, while also highlighting the significance of broader political conditions in shaping party rhetoric and, consequently, voter preference.
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Social, Political and Economic sciences
Far-right, elections, issue ownership, economic protectionism, welfare chauvinism, cultural superiority, anti-immigrant sentiment, Euroscepticism
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