Fred Paxton

Fred Paxton
University of Milan | UNIMI · Department of Social and Political Sciences

PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Milan

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The actions of populist parties in government are typically assumed to be driven more by their ‘host’ ideologies than by their ‘thin’ populist ideology, especially in the highly politicized field of migration policy. We challenge this assumption with an analysis of Italian local governments led by the populist Lega and Five Star Movement during the...
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Although attention to populism is ever-increasing, the concept remains contested. This paper provides a comprehensive overview of populism research and identifies tendencies to a conflation of host ideologies and populism in political science through a two-step analysis. First, we conduct a quantitative review of 884 abstracts from 2004 to 2018 usi...
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Populism is increasingly common across a wide range of Italian political parties. Given their ideological diversity, further distinctions are needed to disentangle the different types of populism they exhibit. Moreover, while Italian regional politics are increasingly independent of national party control and national trends, regional variation in...
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Despite increasing research into populist parties in power, their impact on subnational institutions has been neglected. Taking a novel multilevel perspective, this article inquires into the policy consequences of populist radical right parties (specifically, the FPÖ and Lega) in local government, and the effect of their simultaneous participation...
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Populist radical right (PRR) parties have increasingly occupied positions of power in recent years, inspiring much scholarly interest in the mainstreaming consequences of government responsibility. This article analyses the extent and manner of mainstreaming of the Rassemblement National (RN) while in power at the local level of government in Franc...
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A crisis of representation has precipitated a surge in support for populist radical right (PRR) parties that challenge the existing model of representative democracy. Simultaneously, institutional reforms across Western Europe have sought to improve the input-legitimacy of local democracy with a proliferation of direct and participatory democratic...

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