Right-Wing Populism in Europe Politics and Discourse

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2013-05-23
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Right wing populist movements and related politial parties are currently gaining ground in many EU member states. This volume offers a comparative survey of far right parties across Europe, examining in particular their changing political rhetoric.The contributors look at the development of two distinct forms of party development and discourse:* The Haiderizationmodel -- drawing on the style of the former leader of the Austrian Freedom Party, Jorg Haider, such parties claim to speak for 'the people', endorsing chauvinist and nativist ideologies, leading to a politics of fear. * The Berlusconizationmodel -- a happy-clappy populism mixing feelgood consumerism, ethno-nationalist sentiment and shallow hedonism with lamentable actions against immigrants and minorities.Parties covered in this wide-ranging book include the British National Party, the Hungarian Jobbik and the Danish Folkeparti. The authors examine the role of the media in prooting right-wing populism and they look at strategies to combat the exclusionary rhetoric and policies of such parties.

Author Biography

Ruth Wodak is Distinguished Professor of Discourse Studies at Lancaster University, UK, and Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Vienna, Austria.

Brigitte Mral is Professor in Rhetoric at Orebro University, Sweden.

Majid KhosraviNik is Researcher in Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University, UK.

Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsIntroductionList of ContributorsList of Images and FiguresSection 1: Theories and comparative approaches1. Right-Wing Populism: concept and typology - Anton Pelinka2. 'Anything goes!' - the Haiderization of Europe - Ruth Wodak. 3. Loud Values, Muffled Interests: third-way social democracy and right-wing populism - Magnus E. Maradal. 4. Breaking Taboos and 'Mainstreaming the Extreme': the debates on restricting Islamic symbols in contemporary Europe - Aristotle Kallis. 5. Mosques, Minarets, Burqas and Other Essential Threats: the populist right's campaign against Islam in Western Europe - Hans-Georg Betz 6. Hate Across the Waters: the role of American extremists in fostering an international White Consciousness - Heidi BeirichSection 2: Case Studies - Western Europe 7. Ploughing the Same Furrow? Continuity and change on Britain's extreme-right fringe - John E. Richardson8. Contemporary Forms of Racist Movements and Mobilisation in Britain - John Solomos 9. From Anti-Immigration and Nationalist Revisionism to Islamophobia: continuities and shifts in recent discourses and patterns of political communication of the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) - Michal Krzyzanowski10. Developments within the Radical Right in Germany: discourses, attitudes and actors - Britta Schellenberg. 11. Carlo Ruzza and Laura Balbo. Italian Populism and the Trajectories of Two Leaders: Silvio Berlusconi and Umberto Bossi - Carlo Ruzza and Laura Balbo 12. Explaining the Rise of the Front National to Electoral Prominence: multi-faceted or contradictory models? - Brigitte Beauzamy 13. Explaining the Swing to the Right: the Dutch debate on the rise of right-wing populism - Merijn Oudenampsen 14. The Stage as an Arena of Political Struggle. The struggle between Vlaams Blok/Belang and Flemish city theatres - Benjamin de Cleen Section 3: Case Studies - Central and Eastern Europe15. The Post-Communist Extreme Right: the Jobbik party in Hungary - András Kovács 16. Comparing Radical-Right Populism in Estonia and Latvia - Daunis Auers and Andres Kasekamp 17. From Para-Militarism to Radical Right-Wing Populism: the rise of the Ukrainian far-right party Svoboda - Anton Shekhovtsov Section 4: Case Studies - Scandinavian context18. Populism - Changes Over Time and Space: a comparative and retrospective analysis of populist parties in the Nordic countries from 1965 to 2012 - BjÖrn Fryklund 19. The Sweden Democrats came In From The Cold: how the debate about allowing the Sweden Democrats into media arenas shifted between 1998 and 2010 - Simon Oja and Brigitte Mral 20. Kristina Boréus. Nationalism and Discursive Discrimination against Immigrants in Austria, Denmark and Sweden - Kristina Boréus 21. Mediatization as an Echo-Chamber for Xenophobic Discourses in the Threat Society: the Muhammad cartoons in Denmark and Sweden - Stig A. Nohrstedt 22. Dealing with the Extreme Right - Christoph Andersson

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