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Neo-Conservative Populism on the Rise: Elitism of Marriage

The authors analyze current social and political affairs and the rise of right-wing populism in Slovenia. They examine secondary sources to analyze the events during the parliamentary process and the referendum campaign concerning the proposed Family law in 2012, and the same is done for the referendum on the Act amending the Marriage and Family Relations Act in 2015. Both laws would have provided the equality of same-sex couples in marriage. Through the lens of current Slovenian and global sociopolitical affairs, they draw parallels between the rise of right-wing populism in Slovenia and the rest of the world. They show that a key component of populism is the fact that it creates the impression that the movement is arising from the people themselves, in contrast to the established political elites. They explain the use and the effects of the simple rhetoric, natural truths and fear utilized by right-wing populism.


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Issue No. 267 - The First Sex: Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities / The Attraction of Genders
Časopis za kritiko znanosti
2017 , volume volume 45 , issue issue 267
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