In light of the recent global resurgence of radical and populist right-wing parties, this book examines the influence of anti-immigration rhetoric in Europe. Topical and timely, it deftly guides the reader through the parties’ historical development and highlights the real-world impacts of such rhetoric in today’s political climate.
Grounded in a focussed, comparative critical discourse analysis that draws on methods from political science and linguistics, the book:
· Offers an overview of anti-immigration and discriminatory rhetoric in Europe over the past thirty-five years
· Illuminates how current political trends are interwoven with the historical rise of the radical right
· Explores what successful integration policies and ways to prevent racist and xenophobic discourse might look like
Exposing the insidious nature of malevolent political rhetoric and its consequences, this book is a timely and essential read for students of global politics, political communications, and critical discourse studies.