Building left-wing populism in Denmark. Moving far away from the right

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In the Danish context, populism is usually associated with the radical right-wing. However, the left-wing Red-Green Alliance (the RGA), which defines itself as socialist, has carried out a populist turn coinciding with a remarkable electoral growth from 2.2% in 2007 to 7.8% in 2015. I argue that the RGA presents a hybrid form of left-wing populism in which socialist and populist articulations converge. The discourse is socialist since equality (or struggle against inequality) is the main value; the materialist approach is dominant; and there are plenty of references to class, working-class and class struggles. It is populist in the sense that inequality is portrayed as a conflict against the elite; and there is an attempt to constitute a new collective subject named “community”. Moreover, the RGA’s opposition towards the EU connects with the populist resistance to global neoliberalism and the defense of national sovereignty.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelImagining the Peoples of Europe. Populist discourses across the political spectrum
RedaktørerJan Zienkowski, Ruth Breeze
ForlagJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Publikationsdato2019
Sider149-171
ISBN (Trykt)9789027203489
ISBN (Elektronisk)9789027262257
StatusUdgivet - 2019
NavnDiscourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture
Vol/bind83
ISSN1569-9463

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Agustin, O. G. (2019). Building left-wing populism in Denmark. Moving far away from the right. I J. Zienkowski, & R. Breeze (red.), Imagining the Peoples of Europe. Populist discourses across the political spectrum (s. 149-171). John Benjamins Publishing Company. Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture, Bind. 83
Agustin, Oscar Garcia. / Building left-wing populism in Denmark. Moving far away from the right. Imagining the Peoples of Europe. Populist discourses across the political spectrum. red. / Jan Zienkowski ; Ruth Breeze. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2019. s. 149-171 (Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture, Bind 83).
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Imagining the Peoples of Europe. Populist discourses across the political spectrum. red. / Jan Zienkowski; Ruth Breeze. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2019. s. 149-171 (Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture, Bind 83).

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