Breaking the Hegemony: An alternative to the status quo

Nicolai Toft Sode, Thomas Kyle Cometta & Lasse Thorsgaard Grevy

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt



With an in depth look into the newly formed political party, The Alternative, we have the possibility to research the development of a brand new political movement. The success of The Alternative makes this investigation all the more interesting as we go in-depth towards understanding the mechanisms at play through the creation of a political discourse that questions the status quo. At its core this project relies on discourse analysis for a theoretical foundation, yet our research has brought it well beyond. Green party analysis and anti-system analysis help us make our case that the movement relies heavily on populist discursive methods that unite the people under a common ideology, that while lacking specificity, is in direct opposition to the status quo. Although our case study does not resemble what most people imagine when hearing the word “populist” we believe our insight can provide a useful analysis towards understanding and explaining the phenomena.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato24 maj 2016
VejledereVitor Peiteado Fernández