Background and activities
Since the 1980s, rightwing populist parties have received increasing support in Europe. The populist party in Norway, Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet, FrP), is now in government with 16,3 percent of the votes in the parliamentary elections in 2013.
In my project I will examine how and in which degree populist communication is expressed among political actors and media actors in Norway. I will study in which degree political parties and media actors apply populist communication, how FrP’s communication style has changed from being in opposition to being in Government, and finally how citizens perceive populist communication.