Right-wing populism and young `Stormers': Conflict in democratic politics

Bessant, J 2017, 'Right-wing populism and young `Stormers': Conflict in democratic politics' in Sarah Pickard, Sarah, Judith Bessant (ed.) Young People Re-Generating Politics in Times of Crises, Palgrave, London, United Kingdom, pp. 139-160.


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Title Right-wing populism and young `Stormers': Conflict in democratic politics
Author(s) Bessant, J
Year 2017
Title of book Young People Re-Generating Politics in Times of Crises
Publisher Palgrave
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Editor(s) Sarah Pickard, Sarah, Judith Bessant
Start page 139
End page 160
Subjects Political Science not elsewhere classified
Sociology not elsewhere classified
Summary This chapter highlights the diversity of young people's politics by providing a case study of ultra-right populism. Attention is given to the ways digital media is used to recruit, to persuade and to mobilise. Consideration is also given to what attracts so many young people to ultra-right populist groups. It is argued that while their themes and arguments are abhorrent, many young people are attracted for political and moral-emotional reasons that are commonly shared within the broader community. Political emotions and ethical impulses like outrage, hope, hatred, fear, patriotism, and righteous anger which are so often central in motivating political activity. Finally, given the rising popularity of ultra-right politics among young people, it is argued that urgent attention is needed to engage better with the politics of the kind examined here.
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Keyword(s) politics
new media
populism
youth studies
ISBN 9783319582504
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