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“Du ved, hvad vi står for!’’ “Au Nom du Peuple!”: A comparative small-N study of Danish People’s Party and Front National in the context of racist and Islamophobic discourses
University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis aims to identify the terms of inclusion and exclusion within two right-wing populist parties by the use of a discourse analysis. In relation to the rising populism in modern Europe, right-wing parties have had a rapid increase in their support. More specifically, this thesis aims to examine the discourse of Danish People’s Party and Front National during the period of 2014 to 2018 by asking the questions: 1) How do Danish People’s Party & Front National justify their anti-immigration politics?, 2) What is the significance of racism in this discourse? and 3) What is the significance of Islamophobia in this discourse? We apply two analytical frameworks whereas one is used for finding racist elements while the other is used for finding Islamophobic elements. The first analytical framework is based on a theory provided by van Dijk (1992) and the second is based on a theory provided by Conway (1997). By analyzing speeches and interviews from the two parties, we have been able to conclude whether their politics contain racist and/or Islamophobic elements. For the analysis, a qualitative small-N study has been adapted. Twelve speeches have been coded per party and analyzed. The conclusion for this thesis is that the discourse of both parties consists of both racist and Islamophobic elements, although these discriminatory practices have differentiated based on the party. The Danish People’s Party base their exclusion on clash of civilizations whilst the Front National focus their exclusion based on ethno-nationalism. 

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2018. , p. 57
Keywords [en]
exclusion, immigration, inclusion, Islamophobia, racism, right-wing, populism
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12567Local ID: EIS501OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12567DiVA, id: diva2:1227883
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Political science
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International Programme in Politics and Economics
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Available from: 2018-06-29 Created: 2018-06-27 Last updated: 2018-06-29Bibliographically approved

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