Journal Article

Uncivility, Racism, and Populism: Discourses and interactive practices in anti- & post-democratic communication

Publication

Authors
Mattias Ekman, Michał Krzyżanowski, Mattias Ekman, Per-Erik Nilsson. Mattias Gardell & Christian Christensen

Abstract

This Special Issue of Nordicom Review discusses interactive practices of articulating and communicating uncivility in the context of recent wider anti- and post-democratic change. We consider that change as a cross-national phenomenon that has been taking place in the Nordic countries, Europe, and indeed elsewhere since the late 1990s and early 2000s, and one that has significantly accelerated with the global rise of the “anxious politics” (Albertson & Gadarian, 2015) of right-wing populism and the far-right (Moffitt, 2016; Mudde, 2019) in recent decades. While our collection joins an ongoing and growing body of research on both un- and incivility – which we describe and to some extent disentangle conceptually in detail below – it carries a few pronounced aims which characterise its contribution to the wider research on mediated and political communication in the context of a crisis of liberal democracy and the rise of nativism and far-right populism.

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Details

  • Type:
    Journal Article (peer reviewed)
  • Journal:
    Nordicom Review, Vol 42, Issue 1.
  • Pages:
    3-15
  • Published:
    2021
  • Language:
    English
  • DOI:

About the Author

Mattias Ekman

Mattias Ekman is Associate Professor in Media- and Communication Studies and the director of studies for the undergraduate and master programmes. Ekman is currently heading the research project “Interactive Racism in Swedish Online Media, Press ... Read more

Reference

Ekman, M. and Krzyżanowski, Mattias Ekman, Per-Erik Nilsson. Mattias Gardell & Christian Christensen, M. (2021). Uncivility, Racism, and Populism: Discourses and interactive practices in anti- & post-democratic communication. Nordicom Review, 42(1), pp. 3-15. Available at: https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/nor/42/s1/article-p3.xml [Accessed 19 Jun. 2021]. doi: 10.2478/nor-2021-0003.