Friend or foe? Right-wing populism and the popular press in Britain and the Netherlands

  title={Friend or foe? Right-wing populism and the popular press in Britain and the Netherlands},
  author={T. Akkerman},
  pages={931 - 945}
  • T. Akkerman
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Journalism
  • The popular press is supposed to display more sympathy for populist parties. This article investigates whether popular newspapers have a stronger tendency than serious newspapers to share the anti-establishment position of populist parties. It also tests the assumption that populist parties and the popular press share a tendency to personalize politics. The popular press in Britain and in the Netherlands are compared. The focus is on the Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV) and the Dutch newspaper the… CONTINUE READING
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