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The Consolidation of a Neo-Populist Collective Identity in Mediatized Constestations of 'Immigration Critique'
Niko Pyrhönen (MSocSc, BA) is currently fi nalizing in CEREN his four-year
doctoral project to be defended this summer. Funded by the Kone foundation,
he has sought to study why welfare-state pertinent justifi cations are commonly
presented in conjunction with articulations of anti-immigration sentiment. In his
multidisciplinary doctoral study to be defended this summer, Pyrhönen
combines sociological, political science and media studies approaches in
order to illustrate how these welfare nationalist narratives were successfully
adopted by the Finnish neo-populists, both in the Perussuomalaiset party and
among its grassroots level advocates.
Commentator: Charlotta Collén, Ministry for Foreign Affairs