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Title:

The (ambivalent) far-right populist stance on the European Union with the example of the Austrian party FPÖ

Subject and Keywords:

European Union   Euro-sceptic   far-right   Freedom Party of Austria   populism

Abstract:

This article explores the attitude towards the European Union represented by right-wing populist parties by the example of the Austrian Freedom Party. Due to the advanced stage of the European integration and a multitude of its positive and negative repercussions, far-right populist parties adopted an antagonistic rhetoric aiming at discrediting and limiting the influence of the EU in a country, they represent. The FPÖ skillfully shapes a Euro-sceptic discourse in Austria, embracing a populist strategy of manipulation and hostility. The populist itself is, however, far from offering a clear political vision. Based on the reflections on populism by Ernesto Laclau, elaborating on the far-right populist strategies of a former FPÖ’s leader Jörg Haider and finally confronting the party discourse with real political actions, this article constitutes an attempt to show the complexity of a mutual relation between populism and the European Union.

Place of publishing:

Wrocław

Resource Type:

text

Detailed Type:

article

Identifier:

ISSN 0239-6661   ISSN 2300-7249

DOI:

10.19195/2300-7249.43.1.7

Source:

PAd P 101182 II

Language:

eng

Abstract Language :

Is version of:

Czasopisma Naukowe w Sieci (CNS)

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License:

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Rights holder:

Copyright by Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego Sp. z o.o.

Autor opisu:

WR U/PAdbg