Transnational Party Coordination Among Populist Nationalist Parties

  • Margarita Gómez-Reino
Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology book series (PSEPS)


The transnational links of the populist nationalist party family have followed a marginal and meandering course in the last three decades. This chapter describes how populist nationalist parties lagged behind all party families in their attempts of transnational party cooperation. The increasing electoral success of populist nationalist parties in 2009 and 2014 European elections makes the analysis of a transnational party coordination in the European arena more relevant. The fragmentation of transnational party coordination has persisted despite their political representation in the European parliament that has more than doubled since the 1980s. Despite the Euroscepticism shared by these parties, and the benefits parties gained from the formation of political groups in the form of institutional, material and symbolic resources, transnational party coordination is a challenging political endeavor and new political groups and parties reproduce the previous fragmentation.


Populist Nationalist Parties Transnational Party Cooperation Party Families United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) Lega Nord (LN) 
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  • Margarita Gómez-Reino
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  1. 1.Universidad Nacional de Educación a DistMadridSpain

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