Imagining the Peoples of Europe

Populist discourses across the political spectrum

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| Université Saint-Louis - Bruxelles
| University of Navarra
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The political landscape in Europe is currently going through a phase of rapid change. New actors and movements that claim to represent 'the will of the people' are attracting considerable public attention, with dramatic consequences for election outcomes. This volume explores the new political order with a particular focus on discursive constructions of 'the people' and the category of populism across the spectrum. It shows how a unitary representation of 'the people' is a central element in a vast range of very diverse political discourses today, acting to anchor identities and project antagonisms in a multitude of settings. The chapters in this book explore commonality and contrast in representations of ‘the people’ in both radical and mainstream political movements, looking in depth at recent political discourses in the European sphere. The authors draw on approaches ranging from Essex-style discourse theory over critical discourse studies, corpus analysis and linguistic pragmatics, to investigate how historically situated categories such as the people and populism become fixed through local linguistic, textual and narrative practices as well as through wider ideological and discursive patterns.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Imagining populism and the peoples of Europe
Jan Zienkowski and Ruth Breeze
1–18
Chapter 1. The populist political logic and the analysis of the discursive construction of ‘the people’ and ‘the elite’
Benjamin De Cleen
19–42
Chapter 2. A dialogue on populism?: A study of intellectual discourse about populism in the Brexit debate in Italy and the UK
Chiara Degano and Federico Giulio Sicurella
43–72
Chapter 3. European populism(s) as a counter-hegemonic discourse?: The rise of Podemos and M5S in the wake of the crisis
Arthur Borriello and Samuele Mazzolini
73–100
Chapter 4. Islamic conservative populism in Turkey: The case of the AKP
Hariye M. Özen
101–122
Chapter 5. The articulation of ‘the people’ in the discourse of Podemos
Nicolina Montesano Montessori and Esperanza Morales-López
123–148
Chapter 6. Building left-wing populism in Denmark: Moving far away from the right
Óscar García Agustín
149–172
Chapter 7. Performing ‘the people’?: The populist style of politics in the German PEGIDA-movement
Andreas Önnerfors
173–200
Chapter 8. The discursive construction of the people in European political discourse: Semantics and pragmatics of a contested concept in German, French, and British parliamentary debates
Naomi Truan
201–228
Chapter 9. Standing up for ‘real people’: UKIP, the Brexit, and discursive strategies on Twitter
Sam Bennett
229–256
Chapter 10. “The people” in the discourse of the Romanian government and opposition: Between populism and the quest for democracy
Raluca Mihaela Levonian
257–284
Chapter 11. The Volk (‘people’) and its modes of representation by Alternative für Deutschland-AfD (‘Alternative for Germany’)
Miguel Ayerbe Linares
285–314
Chapter 12. Measuring people-centrism in populist political discourse: A linguistic approach
Maarten van Leeuwen
315–340
Chapter 13. Populist discursive strategies surrounding the immigration quota referendum in Hungary
Bálint Péter Furkó
341–362
Concluding remarks: Appealing to the people
Ruth Breeze and Jan Zienkowski
363–372
Index
373–378
Subjects

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019017280