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"From populist protest to incumbency: The strategic challenges facing Jörg Haider's Freedom Party of Austria (FPO)"

Luther, Kurt Richard. (2001) "From populist protest to incumbency: The strategic challenges facing Jörg Haider's Freedom Party of Austria (FPO)". In: UNSPECIFIED, Madison, Wisconsin. (Unpublished)

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    [This paper] will restrict itself above all to a consideration of the Freedom Party's role in Austria's electoral market, as well to the party's internal organization and elite recruitment. We will in respect of both aspects first seek to establish how and with which strategic orientation the party operated in the period(s) prior to its entry into government. Thereafter, we will identify the most important challenges and strategic dilemmas that the FPÖ will have to address as a consequence of its entry into Austria's federal government. Since it is only just over a year since this radical change in the party's political circumstances, it is as yet too early to be sure about the extent to which the structures and behaviors that the party employed prior to February 2000 remain appropriate for the period of governmental responsibility. There has also been only a relatively short period of time to observe any possible changes in the party's electoral and organizational profile. Accordingly, this paper's assessment of the strategic and organizational challenges facing the FPÖ is thus necessarily provisional.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > political parties
    Countries > Austria
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2001 (7th), May 31-June 2, 2001
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 03 May 2006
    Page Range: p. 22
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:21

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