(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Right-wing radical populism in city and suburbs : an electoral geography of the Partij Voor de Vrijheid in the Netherlands

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

VAN GENT W.P.C. (1) ; JANSEN E.F. (2) ; SMITS J.H.F. (3) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Planning and International Development Studies, Univ., Amsterdam, PAYS-BAS
(2) Dept. of Political Science, Univ., Amsterdam, PAYS-BAS
(3) Political Academy, Den Haag, PAYS-BAS


This paper looks at the electoral geography of the Partij Voor de Vrijheid, a Dutch right-wing radical populist party, which is anti-immigration, anti-establishment and critical of urban conditions. It shows that there is a positive contextual effect in lower-density neighbourhoods in cities and in suburban municipalities, as well as in post-war New Towns. To account for spatial variations, an explanatory framework is proposed based on urban theories of class, revanchism and nostalgia. Traditional middle classes, concentrated in suburbs, seem to support RRPPs to reclaim urban space for daily use and as a defensive strategy in view of metropolitan change


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no9 [pp. 1775-1794]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 2 fig., 2 tabl.



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