International Discourses of Authoritarian Populism provides 15 cutting-edge chapters probing into the diversity of present-day populist discourse from across the world.
Not adhering to any particular school, the volume explores populism from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, with contributions characterized by heuristic openness as called for by the manifold manifestations of populism. The chapters balance theoretical and empirical studies, as well as quantitative and qualitative surveys and case studies, to offer readings on historical and new types of populism, and the politicians associated with these variates. Authors draw on a variety of print, digital, textual, and visual source materials to provide a close examination of the phenomena interconnected with populism including separatism (Catalexit), human rights and legal issues, debate rhetoric, and journalism, with many authors writing as insiders about the situation within their own country.
Through its multi-disciplinarity, International Discourses of Authoritarian Populism provides fresh insights into the existing and potential dangers of populism, and a basis for further critical assessment and discussion. It will be a key resource for scholars and students across a range of disciplines, including sociology, political science, linguistics, media and communication studies, literary studies, and history. Moreover, it will be of special interest to professionals who deal with both national and international issues of populism.
1. Review of Research
1.1. Backgrounds of Populism Studies
1.2. Populism Studies: The Current State, Emerging Trends, and the Present Volume
Part 1: Theorizing and Historicizing Populism: Perspectives from the United States, Canada, and Australia
2. Arrested Development: Globalization and the Growth of Radical Populism and Unreason: The American Case in Comparative Perspective
David H. Kamens
3. The Northern Exception: Populism in Canada in the Age of Trump, Brexit and COVID-19
4. Defining New Populisms: Causes, Characteristics and Trajectories. Australia and Beyond
Part 2: Ideological Discourses and Practical Politics: Italy and Finland
5. Matteo Salvini - A Political Chameleon and a Populist par excellence?
6. Populist Discourses in Italy: The Case of Immigration
7. The Finns Party: From Catch-All Populism to Radical Anti-Immigration Discourse
Urpo Kovala, Tuija Saresma, and Tuula Vaarakallio
Part 3: Campaigning and Debating: Setting the Populist Stage in Parliament and on TV: Catalonia and the U.S.
8. "i respectant la voluntat dels ciutadans": Populism in the Catalan Crisis
9. Moderating Rhetorics of Populism: Moderators’ Encounters with Antagonistic Rhetoric in the 2020 U.S. Presidential and Vice-Presidential Debates
Jennifer M. Love
Part 4: Media Discourses: Populism in French and Spanish Newspaper Coverage
10. The French Discourse of Populism since 2015: A Corpus-Based Study of the Uses of the Terms populisme(s)/populiste(s) in Le Monde and Le Figaro from 2015 to 2018
11. Discursive Strategies on Non-European Immigration to Spain in the Spanish Press: An Analysis of the Newspapers El País and El Mundo
Alicia Rodríguez López
Part 5: (Social) Media Discourses: Populism and Anti-Populism in American and Hungarian Political Cartoons
12. Tremendously Metaphorical: A Rhetorical Analysis of Trump’s Crooked Hillary Image Macro
13. Populism on Paper: Is Viktor Orbán a Strong Leader in Hungary’s HVG Magazine?
Lilla Petronella Szabó and Ágnes Virág
Part 6: Leftist Populism as Authoritarian Populism: The Case of Venezuela
14. The Role of the Media in an Extremely Polarized Society: The Case of Venezuelan Populism
Virpi I. Salojärvi
15. Nicolás Maduro: Populist Rhetoric Without Populist Leadership
Nelly Margarita Arenas
Part 7: Literature as Anti-Populist Protest: Australian, Mexican American, and Indian American Life Writing
16. Challenging Populism through Literature: Anti-Populist Discourses in Behrouz Boochani, Valeria Luiselli, and Suketu Mehta
17. Conclusion: Summary of Results and Needed Research