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Veridiction and leadership in transnational populism: The case of DiEM25

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posted on 18.10.2019, 09:10 by Evangelos Fanoulis, Simona Guerra
While research tends to explore questions of power and leadership at the national level, populism in Europe has moved beyond national borders, with an increasing number of transnational movements and organizations. This article investigates the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25) and its leadership’s main speeches. Informed by both discourse theory and Michel Foucault’s work on parrhesia (veridiction), the analysis draws on readings of transnational Euroalternativism and populism, pointing out the conflicting logic of bringing them together at the transnational level. Our findings thus stress the increasing politicization of European integration as an opportunity to mobilize transnational activities, which are based on the populist ‘people vs. the elites’ dichotomy and against Brussels’ unaccountable elites (see FitzGibbon & Guerra, 2019), while indicating the limits of leadership in a populist transnational movement (de Cleen, Moffitt, Panayotu, & Stavrakakis, 2019; Marzolini & Souvlis, 2016).

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Citation

Politics and Governance (ISSN: 2183–2463) 2020, Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 217–225 DOI: 10.17645/pag.v8i1.2539

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of History, Politics and International Relations

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VoR (Version of Record)

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Politics and Governance

Volume

8

Issue

1

Pagination

217-225

Publisher

Cogitatio Press

eissn

2183-2463

Acceptance date

30/07/2019

Copyright date

2020

Available date

05/03/2020

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en