Political Language

Total 15 Posts

We compared the language of populist leaders with their mainstream opponents – The results were unexpected.

6 min read
Populists leaders are supposed to use simpler language than their opponents. A comprehensive study shows this is not always the case.

When politicians use hate speech, political violence increases.

4 min read
My research shows that when politicians use hate speech, it is not just empty rhetoric or political theater: Domestic terrorism increases, in the US and in other countries.

Fox News uses the word β€˜hate’ much more than MSNBC or CNN.

5 min read
The conservative cable news channel particularly favors the term when explaining opposition to Donald Trump. This framing of the news can lead Fox viewers to see the world as us versus them.

Lisa Nandy and the importance of words.

3 min read
Words are incredibly important in politics. It is not good enough to try and analyse what you say after you have said it.

Reading George Orwell can help us understand Boris Johnson.

3 min read
Boris Johnson uses the kind of language that conceals meaning rather communicates it clearly and honestly.

2020: The year to fix broken politics within the UK.

6 min read
The UK General Election 2019 was branded as one of the most β€˜toxic’ in modern constitutional history. Putting to one side the issue of Brexit, β€˜trust’ and β€˜respect’ are two of the most prominent buzz-words that were debated last year.

Analysis shows horrifying extent of abuse sent to women MPs via Twitter.

4 min read
No wonder several high-profile figures say they can’t take it any more. Are we really going to allow women to be harassed out of public service?
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