Brusenbauch Meislová on Populist Sovereignism

7 Jan 2021

Monika Brusenbauch Meislová co-authored an article titled "Discursive (re)construction of populist sovereignism by right-wing hard Eurosceptic parties in the 2019 European parliament elections: Insights from the UK, Italy, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia". The article, which she wrote with Steve Buckledee (University of Cagliari), was published by a prestigious Journal of Language and Politics.  

The article investigates the discourse of populist sovereignism as articulated by the leaders and/or leading candidates of four right-wing hard Eurosceptic populist parties in the following countries during the 2019 elections to the European Parliament: the Czech Republic, Italy, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom. The political parties investigated are Freedom and Direct Democracy, League, People’s Party Our Slovakia, and Brexit Party. Using the analytical tools of Critical Discourse Analysis and drawing on the concept of populist sovereignism, the study investigates how right-wing Eurosceptic populist sovereignism was discursively (re)constructed by right-wing hard Eurosceptic parties during the 2019 EP elections across the four cases.

The article is available here.

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