Dienstag, 9. November 2021

Downward Class Mobility and Far-Right Party Support

WZB Talk by Mark A. Kayser - Online Event

 

Scholars are engaged in a vibrant debate over the degree to which cultural, as opposed to economic factors, drive far-right support. We argue that long-run material decline, but not the type of short-run economic change most often tested, drives far-right support. Using intergenerational occupational mobility as a proxy for long-run decline, we find a strong association with far-right (but not far-left) voting, as well as with anti-system and anti-immigrant attitudes. Short-run economic shocks, in contrast, bear no association with far-right support. The findings have potential implications both for macro-level explanations of the recent rise of the far right in Europe and for how analysts should study its material foundations.

Mark A. Kayser is Acting Dean of Faculty and Research and Professor of Applied Methods and Comparative Politics at the Hertie School, Berlin.

 

Please note that this event takes place in English only with no translation.

The event is part of the WZB Talks series.

The event will not be recorded.

Kontakt
Friederike Theilen-Kosch
friederike.theilen-kosch [at] wzb.eu
Veranstaltungsort
via Zoom
Dienstag, 9. November 2021
Beginn 14:00 Uhr
Veranstalter
Macartan Humphreys (IPI) and Steffen Huck (EOC)

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