Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
How Populist Parties Organize
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science.
2014 (English)Report (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This report explores the question of how populist parties organize and towhat extent they have intrinsic characteristics and are alike in their organization. As this problematique is under-researched there is an important gapin our understanding and knowledge concerning populism and its parties. Largely a synthetic work, the report seeks to fill this void in existing researchthrough an overview of the secondary literature and an inventory ofscattered evidence covering a set of political parties broadly labelled populist. The evidence reveals that these parties in a range of European countrieshave experienced remarkably similar organizational attributes andstyle. A clear pattern has emerged. In a broad comparative perspective,three identifiable patterns are particularly notable as regards the organizationof these parties. The first pattern is centralized organizational structures. The second pattern, and linked to the former, is personalized leadership,which is often but not always based on charismatic authority. Thethird pattern is factionalism or intra-party division.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2014. , 46 p.
PESO Research Reports, 2
Keyword [en]
Factionalism, Leadership, Organization, Political Party, Populism, Radical Right
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-22521Local ID: 696/42/2007:18OAI: diva2:699764
New Voices, Old Roots: Dilemmas of Populism in Enlarged Europe
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2014-02-28 Created: 2014-02-28 Last updated: 2016-10-06Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(486 kB)384 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 486 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Johansson, Karl Magnus
By organisation
Political Science
Political Science

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 384 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 730 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link