However, recent research has revealed that populist parties can thrive in times of economic prosperity, and attract large numbers of relatively affluent voters.
According to this more recent research, support for populist parties tends to follow a V-curve pattern, with such parties attracting both voters who are ‘doing it tough’ financially (relative deprivation) and voters who enjoy above-average levels of prosperity (relative gratification).
After at least 49 people were killed in a targeted attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, a far-right Australian senator blamed the violent act on Muslim immigration. Fraser Anning from Queensland put out a statement ostensibly condemning the attacks — but then seized the opportunity to spew incendiary and Islamophobic remarks that echoed the rhetoric of the suspected gunman’s manifesto.
“I am utterly opposed to any form of violence within our community, and I totally condemn the actions of the gunman,” Anning said.
Indigenous women with a cytology-detected high-grade abnormality were less likely to receive clinical investigation within the recommended time frame of two months, but did eventually receive follow-up.
This thesis reports the first population-based findings for Indigenous women in Queensland, highlighting the importance of including Indigenous status in administrative datasets.
There appears widespread consensus that economic downturns and peaks in immigration boost the appeal of populist parties.
Economic crises, so the argument typically goes, increase fear and frustration among poor working-class voters.
The story in New Zealand is still developing, but reports suggest that at least one gunman targeted two mosques during Friday prayers in what New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called a “terrorist attack.” Ardern said the shooter embraced extremist views, and a white nationalist manifesto linked to the suspect supports this thesis.
Anning, the Queensland senator, appeared to reiterate his comments, even as more details of the attack emerged: I wonder if there will be as much outrage from the left wing when the next Muslim terrorist attack occurs?