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Metapolitics started from the idea of ‘the primacy of culture over politics as the premise to a revolution in the spirit of ‘right-wing Gramscism’ (Griffin, 2000).
Victor Orban

Viktor Orbán: An Authoritarian Right Under Europe’s Nose

Article
Ot van de Rijzen
04/11/2022
10 minutes to read

This article provides a breakdown of Orbán's political ideology, a look into his presentation in different media landscapes, and an analysis of his use of big organizing and his role in regard to algorithmic populism and activism.

neo racism and banal nationalism of the AFD

How the AFD tries to divide Germany

Article
Nathalie Schabio
13/02/2021
11 minutes to read

Germany is in a fight against racism since the second world war. However, the increasing popularity of the right party AFD is challenging the goal of achieving equality. Neo-racism and banal nationalism aggravate the political and social climate.

proud boys, parler, social media

The Proud Boys in the hybrid media system

Article
Marieke Weeda
01/02/2021
15 minutes to read

This paper analyzes how the Proud Boys use the hybrid media system to spread their ideology, make use of metapolitics, and organise offline action. 

White Genocide conspiracy theory

The white genocide conspiracy theory

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
13/01/2021
14 minutes to read

The white genocide conspiracy theory refers to a spread far-right belief that white populations are gradually being replaced with non-whites. How did this theory originate and how has it gained momentum online?

Equality March in Warsaw, Poland (March 2018)

The othering of LGBTQ+ people by Polish nationalism

Article
Bart van Donselaar
19/12/2020
5 minutes to read

LGBTQ+ people in Poland face increasing discrimination. To an outsider, this might seem unrelated to Polish nationalism. However, for many who do identify with Polish nationalism, the two go hand in hand.

The Super-Predator: How Discourse Shaped Sentencing for Juveniles

Article
Lara Hoffmann
05/12/2020
20 minutes to read

In this essay, I will analyze to what extent influential figures in politics and the media had a role in the prosecution of children in the 1990s and their effects in contemporary times.

England vs Ireland

Irish or English: the case of footballer Declan Rice

Article
Ot van de Rijzen
04/12/2020
12 minutes to read

An analysis of the discourse surrounding footballer Declan Rice's switch of national allegiance from the Republic of Ireland to England in 2019.