The populist radical right in Australia : Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

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Moffitt, Benjamin and Sengul, Kurt. (2023). The populist radical right in Australia : Pauline Hanson’s One Nation. Journal of Language and Politics. 22(3), pp. 306-323. https://doi.org/10.1075/jlp.22132.mof
AuthorsMoffitt, Benjamin and Sengul, Kurt
Abstract

This article examines one of the longest-standing populist radical right parties outside of Europe: Pauline Hanson’s One Nation. The article outlines the party’s development and position in the Australian political landscape, before explaining how it articulates the ideological features of the PRR (nativism, authoritarianism and populism); how these interact; and in what ways this differs from European PRR parties. It shows that the party has steadfastly remained focused on targeting outgroups – immigrants, asylum seekers, Asians, Muslims, and First Nations Peoples, amongst others – rather than clearly defining its ingroup – ‘ordinary Australians’ – and considers the role of Australia’s settler-colonial history and geographical context in this. It then analyses how the party has broadened its platform in recent years by engaging with gender identity, vaccine mandates, climate change scepticism and sovereign-citizen issues; before explaining the factors that have prevented it from achieving the success of many European PRR parties.

Keywordspopulist radical right; far-right; political parties; Australia; One Nation; Pauline Hanson
Year2023
JournalJournal of Language and Politics
Journal citation22 (3), pp. 306-323
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
ISSN1569-2159
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1075/jlp.22132.mof
Page range306-323
FunderAustralian Research Council (ARC)
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Accepted10 Mar 2023
Deposited19 Jul 2023
ARC Funded ResearchThis output has been funded, wholly or partially, under the Australian Research Council Act 2001
Grant IDDE190101127
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