Two shades of Green? The electorates of GreenLeft and the Party for the Animals

Simon Otjes*, Andre Krouwel

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Abstract

The Netherlands has two electorally significant parties that might be considered to be part of the Green' family: GreenLeft and the Party for the Animals. These two parties appeal to different niches of the Green electorate, identified on the basis of issue dimensions, demographics, and their trust in government. GreenLeft tends to attract voters from the traditional Green niche: those with egalitarian, cosmopolitan, environmentalist, and libertarian values. The Party for the Animals attracts another type of Green voter: significantly less cosmopolitan and evincing lower levels of political trust.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)991-1013
Number of pages23
JournalEnvironmental Politics
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2-Nov-2015

Keywords

  • Green parties
  • Green voters
  • political trust
  • dimensions of conflict
  • the Netherlands
  • animal advocacy parties
  • ENVIRONMENTAL ATTITUDES
  • CONSEQUENCES
  • BEHAVIOR
  • BELIEFS
  • ISSUES

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