The Global New Right

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The Editors
07/11/2018

The so-called Global New Right is on the Rise. Trump is not an exception. Brexit in the UK, AFD in Germany, FPÖ in Austria, Wilders and Forum voor Democratie in the Netherlands: they are all local manifestations of a global phenomenon. In this file, we group several files and articles on New Right parties all over the world. 

Nordic Theory and Breivik's ideal society

Paper
Sarah-Maria Geradin
05/11/2018
9 minutes to read

People have all sorts of ideas about what ‘the ideal society’ should or could be. Anders Breivik, the Norwegian terrorist who killed 77 people in 2011, also had an ideal society in mind and wrote it down in his manifesto. Who were his sources?

Jair Bolsonaro

Big Man politics 2.0

Column
Jan Blommaert
01/11/2018
5 minutes to read

Big Man politics used to be an exotic and marginal phenomenon, but algoritmic populists such as Bolsonaro, Trump, Orbán and others made it one of the dominant formats of 21st century power.

Breivik's forged police ID

Breivik and his sources

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A file on the Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik and his view of the world.

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Algorithmic populism and algorithmic activism

Article
Ico Maly
08/11/2018
12 minutes to read

Digitalization gave birth to a new kind of populism: algorithmic populism. Algorithmic populism cannot be understood without taking the uptake and algorithmic activism in particular into account.

Exploring Breivik: A “Lone Wolf”s War against Cultural Marxism

Article
Stella Veranoudi
15/10/2018
11 minutes to read

This paper provides an analysis of the connection between the online/offline anti-cultural Marxism communities and individuals starting with Anders Breivik, as we study his "2083" manifesto.

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No Man is an Island: Locating Breivik in Islamophobic Discourse Online

Article
Victoria Mohr
30/10/2018
10 minutes to read

The 2011 shootings on Utoya, Norway were a shock for Europe. The shooter, Anders Breivik, stated he was acting alone and was declared a ‘lone wolf’. Breivik claimed he was acting alone, but is it really possible to act alone in a digital age?

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Waarom Schild en Vrienden geen marginaal fenomeen is

Article
Ico Maly
10/09/2018
14 minutes to read

Schild en Vrienden kunnen we niet begrijpen als een louter Vlaamse actiegroep. In elke actie is de globale dimensie van dit Nieuw Rechtse activisme duidelijk, zo stelt Ico Maly (Tilburg University)

Marine Le Pen Fake Feminist

Marine le Pen: a fake feminist?

Paper
Nadadja Binder
28/03/2018
10 minutes to read

How has Marine Le Pen been using her feminine side? And what can we learn from FEMEN's protests against Le Pen, and more specifically against her feminism?

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From Front National to Rassemblement National

Column
Ruben Bastiaanse
15/03/2018
4 minutes to read

Rassemblement National should become the new rallying cry for nationalists in France and make Front National salonfähig. How Marine Le Pen and Steve Bannon attempt to pour old nationalist wine in new bottles. 

Taylor Swift as an Alt-Right icon appropriation

Why is Taylor Swift associated with the Alt-Right movement?

Article
Jady van Leusden
01/11/2018
18 minutes to read

Taylor Swift is the embodiment of the perfect Nazi woman. At least, according to some members of the alt-right movement. But why? This is an article on the images behind the pop-icon and the Alt-Right movement. And finds a connection.

The online world of Thierry Baudet and Forum voor Democratie

Article
Miah Moos
01/11/2018
16 minutes to read

A paper focusing on the online world of Forum Voor Democratie, a right wing Dutch political party, and its leader Thierry Baudet. What do their online activities tell us about the party's goals?

The algorithmic populism of Alice Weidel

Article
Karlijn Raaijmakers
08/11/2018
10 minutes to read

Technical developments and the growth of social media have caused politicians to start using social media as a tool for their political campaigns. This is also the case for Alice Weidel: the leader of the AfD. What are the consequences?

The algorithmic populism of Alice Weidel

Article
Karlijn Raaijmakers
08/11/2018
10 minutes to read

Technical developments and the growth of social media have caused politicians to start using social media as a tool for their political campaigns. This is also the case for Alice Weidel: the leader of the AfD. What are the consequences?

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Alice Weidel: the lesbian against gay rights

Article
Rosalie Vaarten
24/01/2018
9 minutes to read

This article investigates how Alice Weidel, co-leader of the extreme-right AfD party and also a lesbian, is able to make her personal identity beneficial to the party.

AfD party leaders Alice Weidel and Alexander Gauland

AfD and the battle for the German nation

Article
Lisa Laarakker
08/10/2018
12 minutes to read

The Afd fights for  a German nation, not for democracy. Acting like enhancers of democracy, the AfD (Alternative for Germany) party uses concepts like democracy to propagate a completely different and essentially antidemocratic message. 

Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen: 'Vive la France'!

Article
Irene de Groot
14/03/2018
13 minutes to read

In this article, Le Pen's image, the issues she discusses and her online media presence will be analyzed, in order to see what type of politician she truly is.

AfD leader Alice Weidel

Alice Weidel and the AfD

Article
Aniek van den Brandt
26/01/2018
18 minutes to read

This article discusses the way Alternative für Deutschland’s party leader Alice Weidel constructs her online and offline messages as a speaker for the party, and whether her personal persona aligns with the party’s agenda.

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AfD’s online movements: activism or slacktivism?

Article
Emily van der Veen
01/11/2018
15 minutes to read

This article provides a detailed and analytical look at online movements related to the AfD. It shows how these movements take action and what the results of these actions are. 

'Au nom du peuple!': Marine Le Pen's message on social media

Article
Irene de Groot
21/03/2018
8 minutes to read

As is the case with most politicians nowadays, Marine Le Pen is active on social media platforms. This article zooms in on the message she tries to bring across with her social media usage.

Importance of social media in the globalized internet age

Trump, social media and the first Twitter-based Presidency

Article
Jordan Hollinger
07/05/2018
12 minutes to read

Trump's social media presence is the most salient factor behind his success in the recent presidential election.  Trump's usage of internet and social media to connect with his supporters is much more successful than traditional forms of media.