The far right of the uk and ukraine’s views about european integration: An analysis of online political discourse

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Abstract

This study is an example of interdisciplinary research, which combines the linguistic aspects with the study of public political discourse in social media. This research provides an analysis of far right political discourse in social media (Facebook and Twitter) on European integration. We collect data from the official accounts of British National Party (BNP) and Ukrainian far right parties and movements: Freedom Party (Svoboda), Radical Party and Right Sector (Pravyi Sektor). The authors hypothesize the existence of two divergent discourses which characterize the European integration in social media in different ways. The authors propose an analysis technique that is most appropriate for discourse analysis in political studies. The technique involves two levels of discourse analysis: identifying key conceptual metaphors in both alleged discourses (positively or negatively characterizing the aspects of European integration) and the identification of semantic opposition "us-them", implemented within the framework of metaphors. On the basis of this approach to textual analysis we can identify the metaphorical images of European integration, the concepts used, and, subsequently, the conceptual metaphors they create. We conclude the research hypothesis was confirmed. The views of the BNP on European integration are definitely negative, while the views of the Ukrainian far right parties and movements can be called, to some extent, positive for the most aspects of European integration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, ECCWS 2019
EditorsTiago Cruz, Paulo Simoes
PublisherCurran Associates, Inc.
Pages45-54
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781912764280
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event18th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, ECCWS 2019 - Coimbra
Duration: 4 Jul 20195 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameEuropean Conference on Information Warfare and Security, ECCWS
Volume2019-July
ISSN (Print)2048-8602
ISSN (Electronic)2048-8610

Conference

Conference18th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, ECCWS 2019
CountryPortugal
CityCoimbra
Period4/07/195/07/19

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Linguistics
Discourse
European integration
Semantics
Social media
Discourse analysis
Textual analysis
Facebook
Interdisciplinary research
Twitter

Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Bolgov, R., & Filatova, O. (2019). The far right of the uk and ukraine’s views about european integration: An analysis of online political discourse. In T. Cruz, & P. Simoes (Eds.), Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, ECCWS 2019 (pp. 45-54). (European Conference on Information Warfare and Security, ECCWS; Vol. 2019-July). Curran Associates, Inc.
Bolgov, Radomir ; Filatova, Olga. / The far right of the uk and ukraine’s views about european integration : An analysis of online political discourse. Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, ECCWS 2019. editor / Tiago Cruz ; Paulo Simoes. Curran Associates, Inc. , 2019. pp. 45-54 (European Conference on Information Warfare and Security, ECCWS).
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Bolgov, R & Filatova, O 2019, The far right of the uk and ukraine’s views about european integration: An analysis of online political discourse. in T Cruz & P Simoes (eds), Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, ECCWS 2019. European Conference on Information Warfare and Security, ECCWS, vol. 2019-July, Curran Associates, Inc. , pp. 45-54, Coimbra, 4/07/19.

The far right of the uk and ukraine’s views about european integration : An analysis of online political discourse. / Bolgov, Radomir; Filatova, Olga.

Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, ECCWS 2019. ed. / Tiago Cruz; Paulo Simoes. Curran Associates, Inc. , 2019. p. 45-54 (European Conference on Information Warfare and Security, ECCWS; Vol. 2019-July).

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Bolgov R, Filatova O. The far right of the uk and ukraine’s views about european integration: An analysis of online political discourse. In Cruz T, Simoes P, editors, Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, ECCWS 2019. Curran Associates, Inc. . 2019. p. 45-54. (European Conference on Information Warfare and Security, ECCWS).