Left-wing populism in the European periphery: the case of SYRIZA

  title={Left-wing populism in the European periphery: the case of SYRIZA},
  author={Yannis Stavrakakis and Giorgos Katsambekis},
  journal={Journal of Political Ideologies},
  pages={119 - 142}
Due to its electoral performance in the 2012 general elections, SYRIZA, a previously unknown Greek political formation of the radical left, gained unprecedented visibility within the European public sphere. How is this strong showing and the political message articulated by SYRIZA to be interpreted? Utilizing a discursive methodology, this paper puts to the test the two assumptions predominating in most available analyses, namely that SYRIZA articulates a populist rhetoric, that it constitutes… 
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