in: Saliba / Lopes /Diz (Eds.), COLEÇÃO DESAFIOS GLOBAIS (Vol. 5 - Europa), Belo Horizonte: Editora UFMG, 259-292
The aim of this chapter (in Portuguese) is to present an overview about the challenge of the rise of populist radical right parties in Europe. Based on the literature, it is argued that their electoral rise has allowed these parties to exert influence on the political agenda, beyond the dimension of electoral competition itself. Populist radical right positions have resonated in other spheres, such as public opinion, traditional parties, democratic institutions and public policies. The chapter starts with a definition of populist radical right parties, then discusses what they represent and what are the explanations found in the literature for their emergence and electoral persistence, with a focus on supply-side factors. In the end, the chapter reflects on some of the implications of the rise of the populist radical right in the the European continent.