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TOSTES, Ana Paula. Explaining intolerance in an integrated Europe. Dados [online]. 2010, vol.5Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0011-5258.
The article contends that Euroscepticism is a fundamental variable for a good understanding of the support for new extreme right-wing party platforms in national elections among all Western European countries. Based on voting data for parties aligned with the new far right in European national elections, the article maps the growth of extreme right parties and tests the correlation between the support for intolerance and variables pertaining to economic and social issues, perceptions, and representations. The findings provide empirical evidence to confirm that the preference for intolerance is not based on material or economic dissatisfaction, since identity is the main focus of concerns and claims in the new political cleavage that supports the new extreme right.
Keywords : European Union; extreme right; Euroscepticism; European national elections.