Discourse, populism and democracy - Tracking the uses of populism in media and political discourse (TrUMPo)
ISPOLE will host for five years the project ARC Discourse, populism and democracy - Tracking the uses of populism in media and political discourse (TrUMPo). Coordinated by Min Reuchamps, this project is led by Barbara De Cock (linguistics), Philippe Hambye (sociology of language) and Sandrine Roginsky (communication), with the collaboration of two other ISPOLE members, Vincent Jacquet, F.R.S.-FNRS researcher, and Ferdinand Teuber, research coordinator. The aim of this project is to grasp the polysemic notion of populism and in particular its use, because the way it is defined, used and circulated refers to different visions of democracy. In order to understand how the notion of populism is thus constructed and contributes to democratic imaginaries, this project aims to understand in which contexts and situations this notion is used, what meaning it conveys in discursive practices, and how it circulates in public debate, in three countries: Belgium, Spain and France. This is why we will study this subject from a triple perspective: political science, communication and linguistics. The first stage of the project will be the constitution of a large corpus made up of a multitude of parliamentary speeches, media speeches and tweets.
Equipe: Min Reuchamps (UCLouvain/SSH/SPLE), Barbara De Cock (UCLouvain/SSH/ILC), Philippe Hambye (UCLouvain/SSH/ILC), Sandrine Roginsky (UCLouvain/SSH/ILC)