Populism and Borders: Tools for Constructing “The People” and Legitimizing Exclusion

Olivas Osuna, José Javier . (2022) Populism and Borders: Tools for Constructing “The People” and Legitimizing Exclusion. Journal of Borderlands Studies, vol 37 (3) 2022

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Título Populism and Borders: Tools for Constructing “The People” and Legitimizing Exclusion
Autor(es) Olivas Osuna, José Javier
Materia(s) Política
Abstract This article argues theoretically and illustrates empirically that the “border” and “populism” are mutually constitutive concepts and should be considered as epistemic frameworks to understand each other. It compares quantitatively and qualitatively the electoral manifestos of four radical right parties —Vox, RN, UKIP, and Brexit Party—, and shows that borders are basic factors in the process of decontestation of “the people” and construction of exclusion-inclusion narratives. Likewise, this analysis exemplifies how (re)bordering claims are usually justified and articulated via populist discursive elements such as antagonism, morality, idealization of society, popular sovereignty and personalistic leadership. This article demonstrates that the border can become a method to study populism and vice versa and that crossfertilization between the borders and populism literatures is desirable. Further research is needed to understand whether populists’ selective instrumentalization of borders and equivalential logic leads to a non-binary hierarchical “othering” and the emergence of a populist “meta-us”.
Palabras clave populism
radical right
interdisciplinary research
Editor(es) Routledge. Taylor & Francis Group
Fecha 2022-06-08
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Identificador bibliuned:DptoCPA-FCPS-Articulos-Jjolivas-0007
DOI - identifier https://doi.org/10.1080/08865655.2022.2085140
ISSN - identifier 0886-5655
Nombre de la revista Journal of Borderlands Studies
Número de Volumen 37
Número de Issue 3
Publicado en la Revista Journal of Borderlands Studies, vol 37 (3) 2022
Idioma eng
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Notas adicionales Article published by Taylor & Francis Group in "Journal of Borderlands Studies" on 8 june 2022, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/08865655.2022.2085140
Notas adicionales Artículo publicado por Taylor & Francis Group en "Journal of Borderlands Studies" el 8 junio 2022, disponible en línea: https://doi.org/10.1080/08865655.2022.2085140

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