Poland’s Palikot Movement: Voice of the disenchanted, missing ideological link or more of the same?
Ben Stanley , Mikołaj Cześnik
AbstractAlthough post-communist party systems have shown signs of stabilisation in recent years, they are still susceptible to theemergence of new parties. Sikk (2012) and Sikk and Hanley (2014) have suggested that many of these challengers owetheir success to a distinct winning formula, appealing to the public primarily on the basis of their ‘newness’ and antiestabl-ishment credentials. However, to draw conclusions about the relative importance of newness in explaining the successesof these parties, it is necessary to understand the nature of their support among the electorate. Few empirical demand-side analyses of party support in the region explicitly address the newness thesis. This paper analyses support for Poland’sPalikot Movement, a party which rose to prominence in 2011 and for whom newness constituted a significant aspect of itselectoral appeal. It shows that while the Palikot Movement attracted voters who disliked the other parties, support for theparty was more clearly attributable to its distinct ideological profile rather than its claim to represent those dissatisfiedwith the actions of the political establishment.
|Journal series||Party Politics, ISSN 1354-0688, (A 35 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.65|
|Keywords in English||anti-establishment, cultural liberalism, new parties, party system, Poland|
|Not used for evaluation||yes|
|Publication indicators||: 2014 = 2.146; : 2014 = 1.83 (2) - 2014=2.286 (5)|
|Dorobek Naukowy - Preview URL||http://dn.swps.edu.pl/Podglad.aspx?WpisID=15783|
|Dorobek Naukowy - Approve URL||http://dn.swps.edu.pl/Biuro/ZatwierdzanieWpisu.aspx?WpisID=15783|
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