This article analyses and explains the rapid electoral success of an emergent populist radical right party in Romania—the Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR). AUR’s defnition of ‘a transnational people’ relates to a multi-layered community— native Romanians within Romania, co-ethnic communities in neighbouring countries, and Romanians living and working abroad—that create, together, a Romanianness in need of representation, and preservation. By focusing on AUR’s defnition of ‘the people’ and on (trans)national mobilization, we unwrap a new dimension of populism which refers to broader fields of connectedness across borders in which bottom-up and top-down dynamics co-exist, acting as rhetorical and operational openings for the party’s development and success in the homeland arena.

Saved by the diaspora? The case of the Alliance for the Union of Romanians / Sorina Soare; Claudiu Tufis. - In: EUROPEAN POLITICAL SCIENCE. - ISSN 1680-4333. - STAMPA. - online first:(2023), pp. 1-18.

Saved by the diaspora? The case of the Alliance for the Union of Romanians

Sorina Soare;
2023

Abstract

This article analyses and explains the rapid electoral success of an emergent populist radical right party in Romania—the Alliance for the Union of Romanians (AUR). AUR’s defnition of ‘a transnational people’ relates to a multi-layered community— native Romanians within Romania, co-ethnic communities in neighbouring countries, and Romanians living and working abroad—that create, together, a Romanianness in need of representation, and preservation. By focusing on AUR’s defnition of ‘the people’ and on (trans)national mobilization, we unwrap a new dimension of populism which refers to broader fields of connectedness across borders in which bottom-up and top-down dynamics co-exist, acting as rhetorical and operational openings for the party’s development and success in the homeland arena.
2023
online first
1
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Sorina Soare; Claudiu Tufis
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