Right-wing nationalism, populism, and religion: what are the connections and why?

Haynes, Jeffrey (2021) Right-wing nationalism, populism, and religion: what are the connections and why? Religion, State and Society, 49 (3). pp. 188-194. ISSN 1465-3974

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Abstract / Description

This collection focuses on right-wing nationalism, populism, and religion, both theoretically and empirically, with an emphasis on the following countries: Australia, India, Italy, Turkey, and the USA. Although not the same thing, nationalism and populism are said to be closely linked. Nationalists, like populists, may claim that there is but one ‘true religion’ - that is, their own and their followers’ - which helps focus their nationalist vision. They bring religion and culture into their arguments to encourage political changes in their favour. Nationalists may identify and target those they see as ‘enemies of the people’, said to be a serious threat to fulfilment of a nationalist future free from culturally ‘alien’ influences. While linking nationalism with religion is not new, what is more novel is the connecting of religion, nationalism, and populism. The contributions to this collection explore these issues theoretically, conceptually, and empirically.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: nationalism; nationalists; populism; populists; religion; Islam
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
Department: School of Social Sciences and Professions
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Depositing User: Pub Router
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2021 15:11
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2021 13:59
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/6908

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