The mainstreaming of radical right exclusionary ideology: Israeli parliamentary discussions over asylum

Hannah Moscovitz

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Abstract

Abstract: This study analyses the mainstreaming of radical right ideology in Israel. Focusing on the political discourse used to describe the current asylum issue in the country, the article claims that features of radical right ideology are not limited to the discourse of radical right parties, but increasingly pervade the mainstream. Through discourse analysis of parliamentary discussions over asylum, the study highlights the discursive strategies and linguistic properties used in the expression of radical right ideology. The findings reveal the distinct manner in which both party families express radical right ideology; while the radical right discourse is explicit, overall, the mainstream discourse is implicit, with traces of explicitness observed. The Israeli case reveals significant insights into the scope of radical right ideology and the manner in which, through language and discourse, its features make their way through the political spectrum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-159
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Political Ideologies
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 May 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Political Science and International Relations

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