publication . Article . 2015

Who is populist in Central and Eastern Europe? Comparative analysis of prime ministers' populist disclosure

Bojana Kocijan;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: Corvinus Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, volume 6, pages 71-92 (issn: 2061-5558, eissn: 2062-087X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Corvinus University of Budapest
  • Country: Hungary
This article measures populist discourse among prime ministers in new Central and Eastern European democracies using a type of textual analysis called holistic grading. The article first offers a definition of populism as discourse and then measures populist discourse through grading political speeches by contemporary prime ministers in Central and Eastern Europe. It then presents prime ministers’ populist scores and discusses positive cases of populism among prime ministers confirmed by holistic grading. Despite the general feeling that we live in populist zeitgeist , populism is rare and occasional phenomenon in Central and Eastern European executive politics....
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free text keywords: Eastern european, Political culture, Authoritarianism, Public administration, Zeitgeist, Democracy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Phenomenon, Populism, Political science, Politics
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