You are warmly invited to a seminar with Lise Lund Bjånesøy, who is a researcher at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory at University of Bergen. Lise will present a paper titled:
Negative Partisanship and the Populist Radical Right: The Case of Norway
Abstract With the rise and influence of populist radical right parties in Western European democracies, research has focused on explaining the populist radical right vote. We know less about the reasons why many people would never vote for these parties. Recent research has pointed out that negative partisanship may be particularly prominent in the case of populist radical right parties. This study contributes to that line of research. It demonstrates that the populist radical right Progress Party in Norway has the highest share of negative partisanship of all parties in the system. Novel analysis of open-ended responses reveal that negative partisans react against both the party's policies and rhetorical style. The analysis reveals that negative partisans mirror voters of the populist radical right only to some extent. Notably, they emphasize disagreements not only with nativism but also with environmental and economic policies. Political style is also a considerable source of negative populist radical right partisanship and is more important to account for negative partisanship than to account for the support for these parties. The findings underscore that the study of negative partisanship contributes to a fuller account of patterns of populist radical right electoral performance and particularly its limitations.
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