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Intersectional Analyses of Welfare Chauvinism in Europe

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 750076

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2017

  • End date

    31 July 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 172 800

  • EU contribution

    € 172 800

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Belgium

Objective

In the European context of ongoing crises (economical, political and humanitarian), populist radical right parties have consolidated their presence in mainstream politics. These parties sharpened the debate concerning the future of the welfare state, arguing for a separation between the “natives” of the ethnic majority, as self-evident targets for full welfare provision, and those belonging to a generic “other”–wherein migrants, ethnic minorities, racialized groups, people with alternative lifestyles are lumped together. However, both studies of the populist radical right and welfare studies are missing an intersectional awareness to how such conceptual distinction is operated. Taking a decidedly interdisciplinary approach, the present project aims to explore and scrutinize in a comparative framework the populist radical right’s discursive (re)construction of cultural identities and the terms of national belonging at times of economic, political and societal crises across Europe, from an intersectional perspective. The project will combine political sociology, with a focus on welfare and populism studies, intersectionality, and critical discourse analysis. The project focuses on three cases: the Finns Party (PS/SF) in Finland, the Greater Romania Party (PRM) in Romania, and the Sweden Democrats in Sweden. The objectives are to provide an account of the communalities and differences in articulating national identity and welfare chauvinism in the chosen countries, and to map out how these are expressed within the common European institutional framework, namely in the European Parliament.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Address

Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 172 800

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 750076

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2017

  • End date

    31 July 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 172 800

  • EU contribution

    € 172 800

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Belgium