Articles by Fabian Habersack

May 27, 2021

How mainstream parties respond to the populist challenge

Fabian Habersack
Populist radical right parties have been remarkably successful in recent decades, yet strategies to contain them regularly fail. Can non-radical parties do anything to counter them? Fabian Habersack suggests mainstream parties could signal ‘responsiveness’ while remaining committed to their policy goals
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Fabian Habersack
Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Innsbruck

Fabian received his PhD from the University of Salzburg for his dissertation A Nativist Zeitgeist? Explaining Party Adaptation to the Success of the Populist Radical Right.

Previously, he studied at the University of Salzburg and Sciences Po, Paris.

Fabian's research, which has been published in Environmental Politics, European Politics and Society, and Party Politics among others, focuses primarily on the influence of populist parties on spatial party competition as well as democracy and representation. Fabian also has a special research interest in quantitative methods.

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