Populist Political Communication in Europe: Comprehending the Challenge of Mediated Political Populismfor Democratic Politics

Populist Political Communication in Europe: Comprehending the Challenge of Mediated Political Populismfor Democratic Politics

COST Action IS1308 (http://www.ntnu.edu/web/populistcommunication/about)

 This Action brings together researchers to investigate populist political communication and its impact on democratic political life across Europe. This is necessary not only in light of recent populist backlashes in many democracies against governments and political and economic developments, but also in respect to changes in national media and communication systems.  

In order to comprehend this poorly understood aspect of contemporary political communication this Action will examine three interconnected but distinct aspects of populist political communication: First, populist political communicators and their strategies. Second, the media and populist discourses and frames. Third, citizen's engagement with populist political messages and the effect of these messages. This Action will provide a thorough critical review of existing knowledge, much improved research co-ordination, widen co-operation between scholars, bridge gaps in existing knowledge and strengthen dialogue with various societal stakeholders, benefiting media organizations, NGOs and policy actors as well as the wider scientific community. 

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COST Action IS1308 (http://www.ntnu.edu/web/populistcommunication/about)

 This Action brings together researchers to investigate populist political communication and its impact on democratic political life across Europe. This is necessary not only in light of recent populist backlashes in many democracies against governments and political and economic developments, but also in respect to changes in national media and communication systems.  

In order to comprehend this poorly understood aspect of contemporary political communication this Action will examine three interconnected but distinct aspects of populist political communication: First, populist political communicators and their strategies. Second, the media and populist discourses and frames. Third, citizen's engagement with populist political messages and the effect of these messages. This Action will provide a thorough critical review of existing knowledge, much improved research co-ordination, widen co-operation between scholars, bridge gaps in existing knowledge and strengthen dialogue with various societal stakeholders, benefiting media organizations, NGOs and policy actors as well as the wider scientific community. 

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Despite the rise of populism across Europe, the presence and impact of populist political communication has not been at the centre of scientific interest until now. The primary objective of this COST Action therefore is to produce up-to-date knowledge on this issue via a coordinated, comparative, comprehensive and concerted scientific effort. This includes defining and explaining populist communication as well as examining the similarities and differences between European societies with respect to: <li>populist actors and populist communicative strategies,</li><li>the role of old and new media and</li><li>the effects on citizens, and more widely European societies and the European public sphere.</li> <p> </p><p>This Action is specifically designed to provide a problem-oriented and policy-relevant response to this phenomenon.</p>
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Action IS1308

Coordenador Geral 
Toril Aalberg
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Start Date: 
07/04/2014
End Date: 
07/04/2018
Duração: 
48 meses
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