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 Haiderization model -- 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 Berlusconization model -- 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 BNP, the Hungarian Jobbik and the Danish Folkeparti. The authors examine the role of the media in prooting rightwing populism and they look at strategies to combat the exclusionary rhetoric and policies of such parties.
With the current surge of right-wing populism in Europe this book is a key contribution to the critical discourse analysis on this frightening development. Its coverage of the various parts and countries of Europe by local experts is as complete as it is thorough, and offers the necessary basis for both national as well as international debate. A crucial text for all scholars and students in the social sciences in general, and in discourse studies and political science in particular. Teun A. van Dijk, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain This is an important collection of essays which shows why we should be very concerned about the viral spread of right-wing populism across Europe. Uniquely, it dissects the anatomy of the phenomenon in different national contexts and it exposes its affective and discursive power - one that cannot be lightly dismisses as crackpot or marginal. Ash Amin, Professor of Geography at Cambridge University, UK
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 23rd May 2013
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 3.302
Weight (kg): 0.703