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New book: Political Discourses at the Extremes: Expressions of Populism in Romance-Speaking Countries

Political discourses at the extremes. Expressions of populism in the Romance Speaking Countries
Political discourses at the extremes. Expressions of populism in the Romance Speaking Countries

A new Wor(l)ds Lab study has been published as a chapter in the book Political Discourses at the Extremes: Expressions of Populism in Romance-Speaking Countries, edited by Françoise Sullet-Nylander, María Bernal, Christophe Premat, and Malin Roitman.

The title of our chapter is ¿Quién es el pueblo? La exclusión de las minorías en la campaña electoral 2015 en España (pdf) and it deals with the treatment of minorities in the electoral campaign.

The authors of this edited volume focus on the emergence of populist discourses, coming from movements or parties from Romance-speaking countries in Europe and in Latin America. By combining linguistics, social and political sciences in a discourse analytical approach, the sixteen papers enlighten the mechanisms behind populist discourses yielding from different socio-cultural and political contexts. The common denominator of the studies is the focus on the discursive and rhetorical characteristics of recently emerged movements of populism in both continents.

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Participation in the “Preventing Radicalization” G20 Meeting of Experts in Berlin

G20 Preventing Radicalisation Meeting of Experts (Berlin 2017)

The Wor(l)ds Lab participated in the Preventing Radicalization: Towards Resilient Societies meeting in Berlin on November 13-15. The German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) has hosted this international conference, which was held in the context of the German G20 Presidency in 2017.

The meeting has brought together academics and specialists working in preventive education – from the public sector or civil society – covering all aspects of radicalisation. The aim is to discuss the challenges of politically or religiously motivated ideological radicalisation and possible solutions with regard to child and youth work and long-term, sustainable prevention work.

For Wor(l)ds Lab, it has been a great opportunity for international exchange and networking in one of our priority areas. The meeting itself has shown us how relevant our approach is, with the interplay between academic research and activist projects.