Headline: On the links between climate scepticism and right-wing populism (RWP): an explanatory approach based on cultural political economy (CPE)

Various analyses show that right-wing populist parties (RWP) tend to be sceptical of climate science and policy. This points to a blank space in the dominant analyses of populism: their blindness towards society-nature relations. This paper aims to develop an approach grounded in Cultural Political Economy (CPE) that can be used to decipher the mediation of RWP within the context of economic, political, and cultural developments as well as society–nature relations. Against this background, the argument is developed that RWP is concerned not only with countering migration and processes of societal liberalisation, but also with defending an existing way of life that is firmly rooted in the destructive appropriation of nature. As a current of right-wing politics, RWP defends the imperial mode of living by expressing scepticism towards the existence of anthropogenic climate change. The paper contributes to a better understanding of the political economy of RWP by linking the dimensions of social domination with the appropriation of nature.

Publikationsjahr
2023
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Wissenschaftliche Aufsätze
Zitation

Haas, T. (2023). On the links between climate scepticism and right-wing populism (RWP): an explanatory approach based on cultural political economy (CPE). New political economy. doi:10.1080/13563467.2023.2275017.

DOI
10.1080/13563467.2023.2275017
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