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Framing populism in France through the 2017 presidential election speeches by the leading candidates



Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Revista Espanola de Ciencia Política
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Web článek - open access
Keywords Populism; discourse analysis; France; elections
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Description Populism has become a defining feature of European and world politics. During the last decade, major drastic changes in the political landscape have occurred, with France appearing as a singular example: none of the two candidates who made it to the second round of the presidential elections were from the traditionally dominant center-left and center-right parties. This paper analyzes the presence of populism in the political narratives by the main political contenders in the French presidential elections held in 2017. It does so through a discourse analysis of some of their most widely seen political speeches around the campaign, providing an overview of the different framing techniques used by each candidate and their degree and type of populism.
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