Issues and Populism: the Portuguese Case

GT 6.8 La excepción portuguesa

Susana Salgado (Universidade de Lisboa - Instituto de Ciências Sociais)
Sesión 1
Día: miércoles,20 de septiembre de 2017
Hora: 10:30 a 12:30
Lugar: Seminario 2.2.

Specific features of Portugal’s recent past and of its party system have rendered the success of populist political actors particularly difficult. Does this mean that we cannot find populist political communication in Portugal? Is the weight of these contextual factors too overpowering to allow the emergence of populism in political discussions on particular issues? Using content analysis this research examines the prevalence of populist discourses and styles of communication in different types of online media, and in mediated and unmediated messages on immigration and corruption, issues that are commonly related to populism. The overall objective is to determine how immune Portuguese politics and society are to the recent spread of populism in Europe.

Palabras clave: Political Communication, Populism, Portugal, Media