The role of the people in the characterization of populism. Evidence from the press coverage of the 2014 European Parliament election campaign in Italy

De Luca, Marino and Ciaglia, Antonio (2017) The role of the people in the characterization of populism. Evidence from the press coverage of the 2014 European Parliament election campaign in Italy. Italian Political Science Review, 47 (1). pp. 63-85. ISSN 0048-8402

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Abstract

Populism is being increasingly studied by political and social scientists. This article pays particular attention to the way in which ‘people’ can be approached and appealed to by their leaders. In particular, by undertaking a content analysis of the two most read daily newspapers in Italy, and by relying on the technique of correspondence analysis, this article shows that to fully understand the phenomenon of populism, the way in which ‘the people’ are approached by their leaders cannot be left aside. In doing so, this article empirically analyses and discusses three dimension of populism and contributes to a more granular understanding of this phenomenon in established democracies.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex European Institute
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: marino de Luca
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2020 10:32
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 11:15
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/87004

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