Benjamin John Moffitt


Contact categoryResearcher
Job titleAssociate Professor, Politics and International Relations
Research instituteSchool of Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Education and Arts

Research outputs

The colors of the populist radical right : The strategic use of hue and saturation in party logos
Curini, Luigi, Moffitt, Benjamin John and Zulianello, Mattia. (2024). The colors of the populist radical right : The strategic use of hue and saturation in party logos. The International Journal of Press/Politics. pp. 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1177/19401612241229216

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How the populist radical right exploits crisis : Comparing the role of proximity in the COVID-19 and refugee crises in Germany
Hinterleitner, Markus, Kammermeier, Valentina and Moffitt, Benjamin. (2023). How the populist radical right exploits crisis : Comparing the role of proximity in the COVID-19 and refugee crises in Germany. West European Politics. pp. 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2023.2275892

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

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How not to respond to populism
Malkopoulou, Anthoula and Moffitt, Benjamin. (2023). How not to respond to populism. Comparative European Politics. pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41295-023-00341-9

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What was the ‘alt’ in alt-right, alt-lite, and alt-left? on ‘alt’ as a political modifier
Moffitt, Benjamin. (2023). What was the ‘alt’ in alt-right, alt-lite, and alt-left? on ‘alt’ as a political modifier. Political Studies. pp. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1177/00323217221150871

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Populist attitudes in Australia : Contextualising the demand-side
Kefford, Glenn, Moffitt, Benjamin John, Collins, John and Marsh, Joshua. (2023). Populist attitudes in Australia : Contextualising the demand-side. Australian Journal of Political Science. 58(1), pp. 53-69. https://doi.org/10.1080/10361146.2022.2122401

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Types of Populism
Moffitt, Benjamin John. (2022). Types of Populism. In The Populism Interviews: A Dialogue with Leading Experts pp. 5-10 Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003250388-2

Book chapter

Nativism, civic nationalism and the malleability of voter attitudes
Kefford, Glenn, Moffitt, Benjamin and Werner, Annika. (2023). Nativism, civic nationalism and the malleability of voter attitudes. Acta Politica. 58(2), pp. 424-447. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41269-022-00253-8

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Taking account of the visual politics of populism
Moffitt, Benjamin. (2022). Taking account of the visual politics of populism. Polity. 54(3), pp. 557-564. https://doi.org/10.1086/719829

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How do populists visually represent ‘the people’? A systematic comparative visual content analysis of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders’ Instagram accounts
Moffitt, Benjamin. (2022). How do populists visually represent ‘the people’? A systematic comparative visual content analysis of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders’ Instagram accounts. The International Journal of Press/Politics. pp. 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1177/19401612221100418

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The localist turn in populism studies
Chou, Mark, Moffitt, Benjamin and Busbridge, Rachel. (2022). The localist turn in populism studies. Swiss Political Science Review. 28(1), pp. 129-141. https://doi.org/10.1111/spsr.12490

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Populist attitudes : Bringing together ideational and communicative approaches
Kefford, Glenn, Moffitt, Benjamin and Werner, Annika. (2022). Populist attitudes : Bringing together ideational and communicative approaches. Political Studies. 70(4), pp. 1006-1027. https://doi.org/10.1177/0032321721997741

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How do mainstream parties ‘become’ mainstream, and pariah parties ‘become’ pariahs? Conceptualizing the processes of mainstreaming and pariahing in the labelling of political parties
Moffitt, Benjamin. (2022). How do mainstream parties ‘become’ mainstream, and pariah parties ‘become’ pariahs? Conceptualizing the processes of mainstreaming and pariahing in the labelling of political parties. Government and Opposition. 57(3), pp. 385-403. https://doi.org/10.1017/gov.2021.5

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Who would identify with an "empty signifier"? : The relational, performative approach to populism
Ostiguy, Pierre and Moffitt, Benjamin. (2021). Who would identify with an "empty signifier"? : The relational, performative approach to populism. In In Ostiguy, Pierre, Panizza, Francisco and Moffitt, B. (Ed.). Populism in global perspective : A performative and discursive approach pp. 47-72 Routledge.

Book chapter

Introduction
Ostiguy, Pierre, Panizza, Francisco and Moffitt, Benjamin. (2020). Introduction. In In Ostiguy, Pierre, Panizza, Francisco and Moffitt, Benjamin (Ed.). Populism in global perspective : A performative and discursive approach pp. 1-18 Routledge.

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Conclusions : Reflections on the lessons learned
Panizza, Francisco, Ostiguy, Pierre and Moffitt, Benjamin. (2020). Conclusions : Reflections on the lessons learned. In In Panizza, Francisco, Ostiguy, Pierre and Moffitt, Benjamin (Ed.). Populism in global perspective : A performative and discursive approach pp. 255-274 Routledge.

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Political meritocracy and populism : Cure or curse?
Chou, Mark, Moffitt, Benjamin and Bryant, Octavia. (2020). Political meritocracy and populism : Cure or curse Routledge.

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Populism
Moffitt, Benjamin. (2020). Populism Polity Press.

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Cultural Marxism: Far-right conspiracy theory in Australia’s culture wars
Busbridge, Rachel, Moffitt, Benjamin and Thorburn, Joshua. (2020). Cultural Marxism: Far-right conspiracy theory in Australia’s culture wars. Social Identities. https://doi.org/10.1080/13504630.2020.1787822

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Populism versus technocracy : Performance, passions, and aesthetics
Moffitt, Benjamin. (2019). Populism versus technocracy : Performance, passions, and aesthetics. In In Cossarini, Paolo and Vallespín, Fernando (Ed.). Populism and passions : Democratic legitimacy after austerity pp. 49-64 Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351205474-4

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The potentials and difficulties of transnational populism : The case of the democracy in Europe movement 2025 (DiEM25)
De Cleen, Benjamin, Moffitt, Benjamin, Panayotu, Panos and Stavrakakis, Yannis. (2020). The potentials and difficulties of transnational populism : The case of the democracy in Europe movement 2025 (DiEM25). Political Studies. 68(1), pp. 146-166. https://doi.org/10.1177/0032321719847576

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Populism 2.0: social media and the false allure of "unmediated" representation
Moffitt, Ben. (2019). Populism 2.0: social media and the false allure of "unmediated" representation. In In G. Fitzi, J. Mackert and B.S. Turner (Ed.). Populism and the Crisis of Democracy: Politics, Social Movements and Extremism pp. 30 - 46 Routledge.

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Populism and media in Western Europe
Moffitt, Ben. (2019). Populism and media in Western Europe. In In C. De La Torre (Ed.). Routledge Handbook of Global Populism pp. 235 - 248 Routledge.

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The populism/anti-populism divide in Western Europe
Moffitt, Benjamin. (2018). The populism/anti-populism divide in Western Europe. Democratic Theory. 5(2), pp. 1 - 16. https://doi.org/10.3167/dt.2018.050202

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Populism in Australia and New Zealand
Moffitt, Ben. (2017). Populism in Australia and New Zealand. In In C. R. Kaltwasser, P. Taggart and P. O. Espejo and P. Ostiguy (Ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Populism pp. 121 - 139 Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198803560.013.5

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Transnational populism? Representative claims, media and the difficulty of constructing a transnational “people”
Moffitt, Ben. (2017). Transnational populism? Representative claims, media and the difficulty of constructing a transnational “people”. Javnost. 24(4), pp. 409 - 425. https://doi.org/10.1080/13183222.2017.1330086

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Liberal illiberalism? The reshaping of the contemporary populist radical right in Northern Europe
Moffitt, Ben. (2017). Liberal illiberalism? The reshaping of the contemporary populist radical right in Northern Europe. Politics and Governance. 5(4), pp. 112 - 122. https://doi.org/10.17645/pag.v5i4.996

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The global rise of populism: performance, political style, and representation
Moffitt, Ben. (2016). The global rise of populism: performance, political style, and representation Stanford University Press.

Book

How to perform crisis: a model for understanding the key role of crisis in contemporary populism
Moffitt, Ben. (2015). How to perform crisis: a model for understanding the key role of crisis in contemporary populism. Government and Opposition: an international journal of comparative politics. 50(2), pp. 189 - 217. https://doi.org/10.1017/gov.2014.13

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Contemporary populism and "the people" in the Asia-Pacific: Thaksin Shinawatra and Pauline Hanson
Moffitt, Ben. (2015). Contemporary populism and "the people" in the Asia-Pacific: Thaksin Shinawatra and Pauline Hanson. In In C. de la Torre (Ed.). The Promise and Perils of Populism: Global Perspectives pp. 293 - 316 The University Press of Kentucky.

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Rethinking populism: politics, mediatisation and political style
Moffitt, Ben and Tormey, Simon. (2013). Rethinking populism: politics, mediatisation and political style. Political Studies. 62(2), pp. 381 - 397. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9248.12032

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