“A not so silent revolution: The new power of old divides in European politics”, Anja Durovic, Caterina Froio, Gilles Ivaldi et al. (Sciences Po, France)

DUROVIC, Anja, FROIO, Caterina, IVALDI, Gilles et al. A not so silent revolution: The new power of old divides in European politics. In LSE – The London School of Economics and Political Science – EUROPP. October 2019.

The traditional left-right divide which shaped political competition across Europe in the post-war period is increasingly being supplanted by new patterns of competition. Drawing on the experience of the 2019 European Parliament elections, Anja DurovicCaterina FroioGilles IvaldiSarah de LangeNonna Mayer and Jan Rovny explain that one of the more interesting developments is the way that old divides have taken on new meaning in European politics. Urban-rural, education and gender divisions are now key elements in the split between urban cosmopolitanism, represented by Green or Liberal parties, and more peripherally concentrated nativist traditionalism, represented by the radical right.

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