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Right-Wing Populism in Europe

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Acknowledgements Introduction List of Contributors List of Images and Figures Part I Theories and comparative approaches 1. Right-Wing Populism: concept and typology - Anton Pelinka 2. '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 Beirich Part II Case Studies - Western Europe 7. Ploughing the Same Furrow? Continuity and change on Britain's extreme-right fringe - John E. Richardson 8. 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 (FPOE) - Michal Krzyzanowski 10. 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 Part III Case Studies - Central and Eastern Europe 15. The Post-Communist Extreme Right: the Jobbik party in Hungary - Andras Kovacs 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 Part IV Case Studies - Scandinavian context 18. Populism - Changes Over Time and Space: a comparative and retrospective analysis of populist parties in the Nordic countries from 1965 to 2012 - Bjoern 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 Boreus. Nationalism and Discursive Discrimination against Immigrants in Austria, Denmark and Sweden - Kristina Boreus 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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This volume offers a comparative survey of European far right parties, examining in particular their changing political rhetoric.

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Editors: Ruth Wodak is Distinguished Professor of Discourse Studies at Lancaster University, UK. Majid KhosraviNik is Lecturer in Critical Discourse Analysis/Mass Communication at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK. Brigitte Mral is Professor in Rhetoric at Orebro University, Sweden.


This collection certainly is essential reading for all those who are interested in related topics such as right-wing politics, populism, extremism and racism. Right-wing Populism in Europe: Politics and Discourse represents, therefore, a noteworthy contribution to the growing literature on far-right movements and parties, as well on populism. The authors deserve credit for this well-written book and their engagement with such pervasive and ubiquitous trends. -- Paolo Cossarinia, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid * Democratization * [A]mbitious in its scope ... [The book] succeed[s] in offering a range of intriguing case studies that provide a comprehensive overview of contemporary developments. * Patterns of Prejudice * 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 * [The] strength of Right-Wing Populism in Europe comes from the development of sociological and political perspectives with multi-modal analyses addressing the central problems of how to deal with RWP in Europe. * Insight Turkey *

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