Populist Political Communication in Europe

Action publications


Special issue of International Journal of Press Politics - forthcoming (2018)

Full papers due: February 1, 2018

Special issue of Information, Communication & Society on “Populist Online Communication"
Vol 20, no 9 2017. Guest Editors: Sven Engesser, Nayla Fawzi & Anders Olof Larsson

The first action publication

The first book produced by this action was published in July 2016 as part of the series Routledge Research in Communication Studies. 60 authors have contributed to this book, where 52 of these are action participants. The action core group has been editors of the book. 

Populist Political Communication in Europe. New York: Routledge, 2016. Edited by Toril Aalberg, Frank Esser, Carsten Reinemann, Jesper Strömbäck & Claes de Vreese.

Karin Ekberg

Other publications by action members

Publications 2017

Raycheva L., Peicheva D. (2017) Populism in Bulgaria between Politicization of Media and Mediatization of Politics. Mediatizations Studies. Vol 1-No 1. pp. 69-81.

Raycheva L. (2017). Bulgaria: The Migrant Influx. In: Barlai Melani, Fähnrich Birte, Griesler Christina, Rhomberg Markus (eds.) The Migrant Crisis: European Perspectives and National Discourses. Zurich: Lit Verlag GmbH&Co. KG Wien, pp. 79-92

Raycheva L. & Suminas Andrius (2017) A Negative Touch in Posters and Spots. In: Holtz-Bacha Christina, Edoardo Novelli, Kevin Rafter (eds.) Political Advertising in the 2014 European Parliament Elections. Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 80-96. eBook ISBN 978-1-137-56981-3, DOI 10.1057/978-1-137-56981-3, Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-56980-6

Peicheva, D., Raycheva, L. (2017) Framing Political Populism in Contemporary Media Ecosystem. European Quarterly of Political Attitudes and Mentalities, ISSN 2285-4916 ISSN-L 2285-4916, Volume 6, Issue No.4 (October 2017), pp. 1-13, FSP, University of Bucharest, openly accessible online at: https://sites.google.com/a/fspub.unibuc.ro/european-quarterly-of-political-attitudes-and-mentalities

Schmuck, D., Matthes, J., & Paul, F. (2017). Negative stereotypical portrayals of Muslims in right-wing populist campaigns: Perceived discrimination, social identity threats, and hostility among young Muslim adults. Journal of Communication, 67(4), 610-634.

Matthes J., & Schmuck, D. (2017). The effects of anti-immigrant right-wing populist ads on implicit and explicit attitudes: A moderated mediation model. Communication Research, 44(4), 556-581.

Schmuck, D., & Matthes, J. (2017). Effects of economic and symbolic threat appeals in right-wing populist advertising on anti-immigrant attitudes: The impact of textual and visual appeals. Political Communication, 34(4), 607-626.

Müller, P., Schemer, C., Wettstein, M., Schulz, A., Wirz, D. S., Engesser, S., & Wirth, W. (2017). The Differential Effects of News Coverage on Public Opinion about Populism: Evidence from a Panel Study in four European Countries. Journal of Communication. First published 31 October 2017.

Schulz, A., Müller, P., Schemer, C., Wirz, D. S., Wettstein, M., & Wirth, W. (2017). Measuring populist attitudes on three dimensions. International Journal of Public Opinion Research. First published 14 February 2017.

Bos, L., Sheets, P. H., Boomgaarden, H. G. (in press). The Role of Implicit Attitudes in Populist Radical Right Support. Political Psychology.

Hameleers, M. & Schmuck, D. (2017). It’s Us against Them: A Comparative Experiment on the Effects of Populist Messages Communicated via Social Media. Information, Communication & Society, 20(9), 1425-1444.

Hameleers, M., Bos, L., De Vreese, C. H. (in press). Shoot the messenger? The media’s role in framing populist attributions of blame. Journalism.

Hameleers, M., Bos, L., De Vreese, C. H. (2017). “They did it”: The effects of emotionalized blame attribution as a populist communication strategy. Communication Research44(6), 870-900.

Hameleers, M., Bos, L., De Vreese, C. H. (2017). The appeal of media populism: The media preferences of citizens with populist attitudes. Mass Communication & Society20(4), 481-504.

Negrea-Busuioc, E., Corbu, N. (2017), ’Does Economy Really Matter?’ People’s Evaluations of the Economy and the Success of Populist Parties in Europe, in Bârgăoanu, A., Buturoiu, R., Radu, L.(eds.). Why Europe? Narratives and Counter-Narratives of European Integration,  Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 203-223.

Andreadis, I and Stavrakakis, Y. (2017), "European Populist Parties in Government: How Well are Voters Represented? Evidence from Greece" Swiss Political Science Review or a pre-review version, or contact Ioannis Andreadis for pdf version.

Publications 2016

Sheets, P. H., Bos, L., Boomgaarden, H. G. (2016) Media cues and citizen support for right-wing populist parties.International Journal of Public Opinion Research28(3), 307-330.

Publications 2015

Arendt, F., Marquart, F., & Matthes, J. (2015). Effects of right-wing populist political advertising on implicit and explicit stereotypes. Journal of Media Psychology, 27(4), 178-189.

Bobba, G. & Seddone, A. (2015). Issues without owners, candidates without ownership. An analysis of 2013 Italian general election campaign. Quaderni di scienza politica, 22(1), pp. 37-60.

Bobba, G. & McDonnell, D. (2015). A Strong and Enduring Market for Populism. In H. Kriesi & T. S. Pappas (Eds.), European Populism in the Shadow of the Great Recession (pp. 163-179). Colchester: ECPR Press .

Kübler, D., Christmann, A., Hasler, K., Marcinkowski, F., & Schemer, C. (2015). New Regionalism: Too Complex for the Media Watchdog? Media reporting and citizens' perception of democratic legitimacy in four European metropolitan areas. Urban Affairs Review, 51(5), 676-707.

Schmuck, D., & Matthes, J. (2015). How anti-immigrant right-wing populist advertisements affect young voters: Symbolic threats, economic threats, and the moderating role of education. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41(10), 1577-1599.

Schulz, A., Müller, P., Wirz, D., Wettstein, M., Wirth, W., & Schemer, C. (2015, August). Measuring populist attitudes on three dimensions. ECPR General Conference, August 26-29, 2015, Montréal.

Publications 2014

Bobba, G. & Seddone, A. (2014). L’antipolitica in agenda. Temi e leader sui media mainstream nella campagna elettorale 2013 (Anti-politics on the agenda. Topics and leaders of the 2013 election campaign in the mainstream media coverage). Comunicazione politica, 15(1), 115-132.

Bos, L., Brants, K. L. K. (2014) Wilders en de golf van het populisme [Wilders and the wave of populism], Chapter 10, in: Van Praag, P., Brants, K. L. K. (ed.) Media, Macht en Politiek [Media, Power and Poltics]. Diemen: AMB

Bos, L., Brants, K. L. K. (2014). Populist rhetoric in politics and media: a longitudinal study of the Netherlands. European Journal of Communication.    

Hobeika, A., & Villeneuve, G. (2014). National Front themes and the agenda of the French press (2006-2013) in Populist Politics and the media, London : Counterpoint

Stavrakakis, Y. (2014). The return of 'the people': Populism and anti-populism in the shadow of the European crisis, Constellations, 21:4, 505-517.

Stavrakakis, Y. & Katsambekis, G. (2014). Left-wing populism in the European periphery: The case of SYRIZA, Journal of Political Ideologies, 19:2, 119-142.

Stavrakakis, Y. (2014). The European populist challenge, Annals of the Croatian Political Science Association, 10:1, 25-39.