Fighting fire with fire: Mainstream adoption of the populist political style in the 2014 Europe debates between Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage

@article{Bossetta2017FightingFW,
  title={Fighting fire with fire: Mainstream adoption of the populist political style in the 2014 Europe debates between Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage},
  author={Michael Bossetta},
  journal={The British Journal of Politics and International Relations},
  year={2017},
  volume={19},
  pages={715 - 734}
}
  • Michael Bossetta
  • Published 28 June 2017
  • Sociology
  • The British Journal of Politics and International Relations
Advancing the concept of populism as a political style, this study compares the debate performances of two British party leaders, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage, as they clashed in a pair of televised debates over Britain’s European Union (EU) membership leading up to the 2014 European Parliament elections. The argument is tested that if under certain conditions, mainstream politicians will adopt a populist style although retaining a non-populist agenda. A mixed-methods approach combines… Expand

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