Voices of Supporters

Populist parties, social media and the 2019 European elections

ORCID logoVeronika Koller | Lancaster University
ORCID logoNatalia Borza | Pázmány Péter Catholic University
ORCID logoMassimiliano Demata | University of Turin
ORCID logoLaura Filardo-Llamas | Universidad de Valladolid
ORCID logoAnna W. Gustafsson | Lund University
ORCID logoSusanne Kopf | Vienna University of Economics and Business
ORCID logoMarlene Miglbauer | University College of Teacher Education Burgenland
ORCID logoValeria Reggi | University of Bologna
ORCID logoLjiljana Šarić | University of Oslo
ORCID logoCharlotta Seiler Brylla | Stockholm University
ORCID logoMaria Stopfner | University of Innsbruck and Eurac Research Bolzano, Italy
ISBN 9789027213884 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
ISBN 9789027249746 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
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This book addresses an under-researched area within populism studies: the discourse of supporters of populist parties. Taking the 2019 European elections as their case study, the authors analyse how supporters in eleven different countries construct identities and voting motivations on social media. The individual chapters comprise a range of methods to investigate data from different social media platforms, defining populism as a political strategy and/or practice, realised in discourse, that is based on a dichotomy between “the people”, who are unified by their will, and an out-group whose actions are not in the interest of the people, with a leader safeguarding the interests of the people against the out-group. The book identifies what motivates people to vote for populist parties, what role national identities and values play in those motivations, and how the social media postings of populist parties are recontextualised in supporters’ comments to serve as a voting motivation.
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Table of Contents

Communication Studies

Communication Studies

Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2023018329 | Marc record