The "New Normal" and "Pandemic Populism": The Covid-19 Crisis and Anti-hygienic Mobilisation of the Far-right

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Abstract

The paper is meant as a timely intervention into current debates on the impact of the global pandemic on the rise of global far-right populism and contributes to scholarly thinking about the normalisation of the global far-right. While approaching the tension between national political elites and (far-right) populist narratives of representing “the people”, the paper focuses on the populist effects of the “new normal” in spatial national governance. Though some aspects of public normality of our 21st century urban, cosmopolitan and consumer lifestyle have been disrupted with the pandemic curfew, the underlying gendered, racialised and classed structural inequalities and violence have been kept in place: they are not contested by the so-called “hygienic demonstrations”. A digital pandemic populism during lockdown might have pushed further the mobilisation of the far right, also on the streets.
Original languageEnglish
Article number165
Number of pages14
JournalSocial Sciences
Volume9
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2020

Keywords

  • global far-right
  • normalisation
  • racism
  • German far-right populism
  • Corona Covid-19

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