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  • Ответы европейского мейнстрима на вызовы правого популизма сквозь призму концепции стрессоустойчивости: случай Соединенного Королевства

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Ответы европейского мейнстрима на вызовы правого популизма сквозь призму концепции стрессоустойчивости: случай Соединенного Королевства

The article explores the question how the European political mainstream responds to the challenges of right-wing populism and what effects it brings to the resilience of the political system. The empirical material for the article is the British case. Focusing on the internal dimension of the concept of resilience, we use the classification of the mainstream strategic responses developed by W. Downs and the analytical tools of historical institutionalism to investigate the mainstream strategic responses (Conservative and Labor) to the challenges of right-wing populism (United Kingdom Independence Party, UKIP) in UK. As a result of the research, it was concluded that the political mainstream is moving from ignoring strategies to mixed strategies, in this case, cooptation of UKIP’s program with elements of political and institutional isolation. Such strategies are effective from an electoral point of view, but at the same time they carry “unintended consequences” for the resilience of the whole political system.