Macronism, Corbynism,....huh?: Electoral Strategies of progressive political parties in Europe.

André Krouwel, Yordan Kutiyski, Oliver Philipp, Arne Schildberg

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Abstract

Four main strategies of social democratic competition can be distinguished when the official party positions on salient political issues are compared with the positions
of core voter groups on the same issues: 1) Corbynism (Left-wing economic polarisation); 2) Macronism (pro-market economic polarisation coupled with culturally progressive/libertarian stances); 3) Progressive-libertarian distancing (the adoption of moderate economic stances with culturally progressive policies) and 4) Catch-all (traditional social democratic centrism). The results from the European countries included in the study show that, with regard to the relative positioning of social democratic parties visà-vis their core voter groups, the most beneficial strategies, in terms of electoral appeal, are the traditional social-democratic catch-all strategy of moderation along both the economic and cultural dimensions, as well as the
Corbynist strategy of polarisation along the economic dimension.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherFES Berlin
Number of pages39
ISBN (Electronic)ISBN 978-3-96250-325-3
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Krouwel, A., Kutiyski, Y., Philipp, O., & Schildberg, A. (2019). Macronism, Corbynism,....huh?: Electoral Strategies of progressive political parties in Europe. Berlin: FES Berlin.
Krouwel, André ; Kutiyski, Yordan ; Philipp, Oliver ; Schildberg, Arne. / Macronism, Corbynism,....huh?: Electoral Strategies of progressive political parties in Europe. Berlin : FES Berlin, 2019. 39 p.
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