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The state of the right : the Netherlands

on March 8th, 2011 | Europe

Its diversity is what most characterises the Dutch right: it spans Christian democrats (Christian Democratic Appeal, CDA) and liberals (People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy, VVD, and Democrats 66, D66), as well as populist parties, whose strength is quite unprecedented in Europe...

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The state of the right : Austria

on March 8th, 2011 | Europe

The Austrian Right is represented by the Austrian People’s Party (OVP), and the Far Right by the Freedom Party of Austria (FPO). Founded in Vienna in 1945 by conservative Christian-Socialists, the OVP formed a coalition in the post-World War II government...

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The state of the right : Bulgaria

on January 3rd, 2011 | Europe

The roots of Bulgaria’s Right date back to the Ottoman Empire. At that time, the national political class was divided between the Right of the “Ancients” (who advocated a peaceful progression towards independence, and that of the Left, the “Moderns” (youth groups), who were more radical...

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The state of the right: Spain

on October 11th, 2010 | Europe

The Spanish Right occupies a special place in Europe. Its history, and the singular nature of its political groups distinguish it from the continent’s other right-wing movements.  From the moment democracy was re-established in Spain until the present day, the right-wing party, the People’s Party, has undergone political, organizational, electoral and programme-related changes. In what […]

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The state of the right: Poland

on August 24th, 2010 | Europe

In Poland, the right has a significant political advantage: its history is inextricably linked with the history of the struggle against the communist regime, and the democratic transition. Today, the right dominates Poland’s political scene and mobilizes around three quarters of the electorate. Since 2005, the opposition between two major right-wing parties, PiS (Prawo i […]

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The state of the right: Italy

on July 29th, 2010 | Europe

In the history of Republican Italy, reference to rightwing politics and parties, in opposition to those of the left, has only been made since 1994. Earlier use of the explicit distinction between the right and the left, seen as rival political forces, was limited to the years 1861-1876, the first 15 years of the Kingdom […]

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The state of the right: Sweden and Denmark

on July 27th, 2010 | Europe

At the beginning of 2010, Sweden and Denmark were governed by centre-right coalitions. Considering that the Scandinavian countries are often seen as a bastion of social democracy, this may appear surprising, but liberal and conservative parties have always played an important role in the politics of both countries. While centre-right governments are still very much […]

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The State of the Right: Great Britain

The State of the Right: Great Britain

on July 14th, 2010 | Europe

This article is the first in a series that Fondapol plans to publish on the right in Europe over the coming months. We will be looking at a total of ten European countries. Fondapol few weeks ahead of the British general election, Fondapol has devoted its first article to Great Britain. The author, David Hanley, […]

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The Netherlands: The Populist Temptation

The Netherlands: The Populist Temptation

on July 14th, 2010 | Europe

In this Study, the author, Christophe de Voogd, a history lecturer at Sciences Po, offers an in-depth analysis of Dutch society – long viewed as open, supportive and confident, but currently in the throes of a deep malaise marked by a crisis of government and questions over the integration of Islamic migrants, among other issues. […]

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