PVV en SP: ideologische tegenstanders met dezelfde voedingsbodem? | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 91, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0025-9454
  • E-ISSN: 1876-2816



The right-wing PVV and the left-wing SP are seen as populist parties who are fierce ideological adversaries in the Dutch political spectrum. We study the similarities and differences in municipal contexts that explain their electoral success. Results of the 2010 national elections at the municipality level are analyzed for nearly all (N=403) Dutch municipalities. Hypotheses are formulated based on integrated group threat theory and relative deprivation theory. Results indicate similarities but also clear differences in the contexts in which SP and PVV thrive. PVV is more successful in municipalities with more immigrants and a higher average perception of unsafety, SP thrives more under local socioeconomic deprivation.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): ethnic threat; leftwing voting; populism; relative deprivation; rightwing voting
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