Jour Fixe: The Social Policy Impact of the Radical Right in Europe

Tuesday, 22. January 2019
15:15 – 16:45

Y 326

Philip Rathgeb (Postdoctoral Fellow / Dept. of Politics and Public Administration)


The rise of populist radical right parties (PRRPs) can be witnessed across most European democracies. Political science possesses powerful theoretical tools to explain the causes of this electoral shift, but we still know very little about its consequences for the largest part of government activity: the welfare state. The talk will discuss a project to study this question and present preliminary results on how European PRRPs influence social policies when they are in government, i.e. their social policy impact.