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Political Extremism in a Global Perspective

Rigoli, F. ORCID: 0000-0003-2233-934X (2023). Political Extremism in a Global Perspective. Journal of Global Awareness, 4(1), article number 3.


Examining data from the World Value Survey about left-right political orientation, the paper explores political extremism among common people worldwide. Our analysis reveals (i) a positive correlation between left-wing and right-wing extremism across countries, (ii) an average rise in political extremism globally in the last decade, (iii) greater political extremism in less developed countries, (iv) and a surge, during the last decade, in political extremism for less developed countries and for countries where development has not met expectations. Besides offering a picture of how successful political extremism is globally, our investigation provides insight into the driving forces behind this phenomenon.

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Publisher Keywords: political extremism; global; human development index; world value survey; political orientation
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Psychology
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