The end of the Spanish exception : the far right in the Spanish Parliament
|Článek v odborném periodiku
|Časopis / Zdroj
|European Politics and Society
|Fakulta / Pracoviště MU
|Populism; far right; fascism; discourse
|Until very recently, Spain has been an exception to the rise of the far right in the rest of Europe. However, Vox won a sizeable number of seats in the 2019 April national elections, followed by more than doubling them in the November 2019 ones. Following its victory, plenty of journalistic articles have attempted to categorise the party, ranging from Francoist or fascist to populist or conservative. This paper, departing from the ideational approach to populism, analyses the written and spoken production of the party, using both computerised content and discourse analysis to clarify and identify its ideological stance, including what relationship, if any, has with fascism or Franco’s ideas.