Positional deprivation and support for radical right and radical left parties*
Volume: 34, Issue: 97, Pages: 49 - 93
Published: Dec 24, 2018
We explore how support for radical parties of both the left and right may be shaped by what we call “positional deprivation,” where growth in income of individuals at a given point in the income distribution is outpaced by income growth elsewhere in that distribution. We argue that positional deprivation captures the combination of over-time and relative misfortune that can be expected to distinctly spur support for radical left and right...