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Articulating the role of Greece in the economic crisis: an analysis of the media discourses of the extreme right in Denmark and Sweden

Askanius, Tina LU and Mylonas, Yiannis LU (2013) ICA's 63rd Annual Conference: Challenging Communication Research, 2013
Abstract
The rise of the far right in Europe is central to an understanding of the new political variables emerging in the face of the European economic crisis. This paper focuses on the media representations of Greece and its role in the economic crisis by extra-parliamentarian groups of the far right in Denmark and Sweden. It demonstrates how the parliamentary extreme right in these countries “blame” Greece for the crisis and its continuous deepening, whereas non-parliamentary groups on the extreme right construct Greece as a lodestar and actively use the trajectory of political developments in the country to fuel a broader anti-Muslim struggle in Europe. Using a discourse-theoretical framework, the paper examines how the political groups Danish... (More)
The rise of the far right in Europe is central to an understanding of the new political variables emerging in the face of the European economic crisis. This paper focuses on the media representations of Greece and its role in the economic crisis by extra-parliamentarian groups of the far right in Denmark and Sweden. It demonstrates how the parliamentary extreme right in these countries “blame” Greece for the crisis and its continuous deepening, whereas non-parliamentary groups on the extreme right construct Greece as a lodestar and actively use the trajectory of political developments in the country to fuel a broader anti-Muslim struggle in Europe. Using a discourse-theoretical framework, the paper examines how the political groups Danish National Front, Swedish National League and Svenskarnas Parti use the crisis discourse to prey on migrant insecurities in the broader public sphere. (Less)
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Sweden, Right-wing extremism, Denmark, European financial crisis, Discourse analysis, Far-right politics
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ICA's 63rd Annual Conference: Challenging Communication Research, 2013
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English
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  author       = {Askanius, Tina and Mylonas, Yiannis},
  keyword      = {Sweden,Right-wing extremism,Denmark,European financial crisis,Discourse analysis,Far-right politics},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Articulating the role of Greece in the economic crisis: an analysis of the media discourses of the extreme right in Denmark and Sweden},
  year         = {2013},
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