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.

MC member of COST Action IS1308: Populist Political Communication in Europe.


Scientific, academic and artistic work

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  • Maurer, Peter; Hubé, Nicolas; Stetka, Vaclav; Cremonesi, Cristina; Seddone, Antonella; Bergan, Signe Ringdal; Stanyer, James; Tomov, Marian; Weiss, Naama; Engesser, Sven; Esser, Frank. (2019) Journalistic Culture, Editorial Mission, and News Logic: Explaining the Factors Behind the Use of Populism in European Media. Communicating Populism: Comparing Actor Perceptions, Media Coverage, and Effects on Citizens in Europe, 1st Edition.



  • Maurer, Peter M.; Ringdal, Signe. (2017) The Portrayal of Populist and Established Parties in News and Commentaries about Immigration: An Analysis of German and Norwegian Newspapers and the Parties’ Tweets in a Pre-Election Period. ECREA’s Political Communication Section Interim Conference – Political Communication in Times of Crisis: New Challenges, Trends & Possibilities ; Zürich. 2017-11-22 - 2017-11-23.