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Title: The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) and the British press: integration, immigration and integrity
Authors: Deacon, David
Wring, Dominic
Keywords: Political science
UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party)
Press partisanship
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © Walter de Gruyter
Citation: DEACON, D. and WRING, D., 2015. The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) and the British press: integration, immigration and integrity. IN: Lachapelle, G. and Maarek, P. (eds.). Political parties in the digital age: the impact of new technologies in politics. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, pp.129-151.
Abstract: This chapter examines the emergence of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), paying particular attention to developments in its campaigning, communication and media strategies. The party was founded in 1993 as a single issue political organisation determined to secure British withdrawal from the European Union. Euro-scepticism remains at the core of the party’s identity, but more recently UKIP has extended the range and breadth of its policy portfolio, introducing a distinctive, if not entirely coherent libertarian populism into the British political mainstream. Despite an unpromising start to its electoral career, the party has developed considerable political momentum and now increasingly provokes caution and even fear as opposed to ridicule on the part of its rivals.
Description: This book chapter was published in the book Political parties in the digital age: the impact of new technologies in politics [© Walter de Gruyter]. The publisher's website is at: http://www.degruyter.com
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21444
Publisher Link: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/434050
ISBN: 3110404087
9783110404081
9783110413816
9783110423730
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