In an increasing number of countries around the world, populist leaders, political parties and movements have gained prominence and influence, either by electoral successes on their own or by influencing other political parties and the national political discourse. While it is widely acknowledged that the media and the role of communication more broadly are key to understanding the rise and success of populist leaders, parties and movements, there is however very little research on populist political communication, at least in the English-speaking research literature.

Originating from a research project funded by the European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST), this book seeks to advance this research. It includes examinations 24 European countries, and focuses on three areas within the context of populism and populist political communication: populist actors as communicators, the media and populism and citizens and populism.

part |26 pages

Introduction and Conceptual Challenges

chapter |9 pages


Comprehending Populist Political Communication
ByToril Aalberg, Claes H. de Vreese

chapter |15 pages

Populist Political Communication

Toward a Model of Its Causes, Forms, and Effects
ByCarsten Reinemann, Toril Aalberg, Frank Esser, Jesper Strömbäck, Claes H. de Vreese

part |56 pages

Populist Political Communication in Northern Europe

chapter |13 pages


The Rise of the Danish People's Party
ByChristian Martin Bächler, David Nicolas Hopmann

chapter |12 pages


From Agrarian to Right-Wing Populism
ByOv Cristian Norocel

chapter |14 pages


Populism From Anti-Tax Movement to Government Party
ByAnders R. Jupskås, Elisabeth Ivarsflaten, Bente Kalsnes, Toril Aalberg

chapter |15 pages


No Longer a European Exception
ByJesper Strömbäck, Ann-Cathrine Jungar, Stefan Dahlberg

part |96 pages

Populist Political Communication in Western Europe

chapter |14 pages


Candidate-Centered and Anti-Immigrant Right-Wing Populism
ByDesirée Schmuck, Jörg Matthes, Hajo Boomgaarden

chapter |12 pages


The Rise and Fall of Populism Research
ByBenjamin De Cleen, Peter Van Aelst

chapter |16 pages


Is the Populism Laggard Catching Up?
ByNayla Fawzi, Magdalena Obermaier, Carsten Reinemann

chapter |11 pages


The Rise of Populism on the Left and Among Independents
ByJane Suiter

chapter |13 pages

The Netherlands

A Heartland Full of Insights Into Populist Communication
ByMichael Hameleers, Linda Bos, Claes H. de Vreese

chapter |14 pages


Favorable Conditions for Growing Populism
ByNicole Ernst, Sven Engesser, Frank Esser

chapter |14 pages

The United Kingdom

Hybrid Populisms, Mixed Fortunes, and Unstable Support
ByJames Stanyer, Cristina Archetti, Lone Sorensen

part |82 pages

Populist Political Communication in Southern Europe

chapter |14 pages


The Reluctance to Use the Word Populism as a Concept
ByNicolas Hubé, Naomi Truan

chapter |12 pages


Populism Between Left and Right
ByStylianos Papathanassopoulos, Iliana Giannouli, Ioannis Andreadis

chapter |14 pages


Right-Wing Populism and Beyond
ByNaama Weiss Yaniv, Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt

chapter |14 pages


A Breeding Ground for Populist Political Communication
ByGiuliano Bobba, Guido Legnante

chapter |14 pages


Discreet Populisms Amid Unfavorable Contexts and Stigmatization
BySusana Salgado, José Pedro Zúquete

chapter |12 pages


Populism From the Far Right to the Emergence of Podemos
ByKaren B. Sanders, Rosa Berganza, Roberto de Miguel

part |90 pages

Populist Political Communication in Eastern Europe

chapter |11 pages

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Populism in Transition
ByNedźma Džananović, Mia Karamehić

chapter |11 pages


The Rise of Populism on the Path From Communism to European Integration
ByMarko Mustapić, Ivan Hrstić

chapter |14 pages

Czech Republic

The Rise of Populism From the Fringes to the Mainstream
ByOndřej Císař, Václav Štětka

chapter |12 pages


Home of Empty Populism
ByPéter Csigó, Norbert Merkovity

chapter |15 pages


A Fourth Wave of Populism?
ByAgnieszka Stępińska, Artur Lipiński, Agnieszka Hess, Dorota Piontek

chapter |13 pages


Populist Ideology Without Teeth
ByNicoleta Corbu, Delia Balaban-Bălaş, Elena Negrea-Busuioc

chapter |12 pages


Populism as Political Marketing
ByJernej Amon Prodnik, Boris Mance

part |44 pages


chapter |11 pages

Populist Actors as Communicators or Political Actors as Populist Communicators

Cross-National Findings and Perspectives
ByJames Stanyer, Susana Salgado, Jesper Strömbäck

chapter |16 pages

Populism and the Media

Cross-National Findings and Perspectives
ByFrank Esser, Agnieszka Stępińska, David Nicolas Hopmann

chapter |14 pages

Citizens and Populist Political Communication

Cross-National Findings and Perspectives
ByCarsten Reinemann, Jörg Matthes, Tamir Sheafer