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Friday, December 15, 2017

The European trust crisis and the rise of populism | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal

The European trust crisis and the rise of populism | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal

A wave of populism has been gaining ground in the West since 2012. This column uses regional data for 26 European countries to explore how the impact of the Great Recession on labour markets has affected populist voting, political attitudes, and trust. The results indicate a strong link between unemployment and voting for non-mainstream (especially populist) parties. Unemployment is also correlated with increasing distrust of national and European parliaments.

The working paper is here

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