Replication material for: “Populism and the scales of statehood. Localism and populist attitudes in Western Europe.”

Replication material for: “Populism and the scales of statehood. Localism and populist attitudes in Western Europe.”

Authors

Daniel Kübler (Department of Political Science, University of Zurich)
Michael A. Strebel (KPM Center for Public Management, University of Bern)
Frank Marcinkowski (Department of Social Sciences, University of Düsseldorf)

Publication year

2024

How to cite

Kübler D, Strebel MA and Marcinkowski F (2024). Replication material for: Populism and the scales of statehood. Localism and populist attitudes in Western Europe. FORS - Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences. https://doi.org/10.25597/6e8w-rf25

Abstract

The rise of populism in Western Europe is often portrayed as a reaction to globalisation and supra-national integration processes. However, the domestic-international divide is only one aspect of the scalar organisation of government. In this article, we explore the relationship between populist attitudes and orientations towards state scales more generally. Drawing on a representative survey of 4033 citizens in Britain, France, Germany and Switzerland, we show that populist attitudes are linked to preferences for those state territories viewed as ‘closer to the people’ not only in a metaphorical but also in a scalar sense. This suggests that the rise of populism should not only be considered a response to a crisis of party government in a context of globalisation but also as a response to a crisis of national statehood.

Keywords

local government reform
jurisdictional design
second-order election
merger
political behaviour
parties

Description of the material

Stata-Dataset: DemGovCit_Survey.dta,
Stata-Do-File: Replication_Do-File.do

Geolocation

France, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Publication

Entry No. 8