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Reclaiming National Sovereignty: The Case of the Conservatives and the Far Right in Austria

Heinisch, Reinhard; Werner, Annika; Habersack, Fabian


This article investigates how and why Austrian parties have (re)constructed claims of national sovereignty and brought them to the centre of political competition. Theoretically, claims for national sovereignty are directed at recovering the people’s autonomy from ‘sinister’ elites and ‘harmful’ outsiders like immigrants. As such claims vary in terms of policy content, salience, and discursive means, this article uses the analysis of manifestos and speeches to ascertain how the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Perspectives on European Politics and Society
DOI: 10.1080/23745118.2019.1632577
Access Rights: Open Access


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