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The Global Rise of PopulismPerformance, Political Style, and Representation$
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Benjamin Moffitt

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780804796132

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804796132.001.0001

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The Stage I: Populism and the Media

The Stage I: Populism and the Media

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(p.70) 5 The Stage I: Populism and the Media
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The Global Rise of Populism
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Benjamin Moffitt

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804796132.003.0005

This chapter addresses the media as one of the key ‘stages’ upon which contemporary populism plays out upon. It seeks to answer the following questions: what is the relationship between the media and populism? How do populist actors use media, and how do media cover them? And what have changes in the media landscape, particularly the emergence of new media, meant for populism? In doing so, the chapter examines the links between contemporary populism and the mediatisation of politics, whereby politics is increasingly reshaped and changed as the influence of the media grows. It presents a case for understanding populist actors’ nuanced adaption of new media technologies and strategies as a central factor in the spread of the phenomenon, while also reflecting on the role of media control and celebrity within contemporary populism. It finally addresses what the shift from old media to new media has meant for contemporary populism.

Keywords:   populism, media, mediatisation, political communication, media logic, celebrity, new media, television, social media, internet

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