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The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) and the British press: integration, immigration and integrity

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posted on 02.06.2016 by David Deacon, Dominic Wring
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.

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School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Published in

Political Parties in the Digital Age The Impact of New Technologies in Politics

Pages

129 - 151 (23)

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.

Publisher

© Walter de Gruyter

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2015

Notes

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

ISBN

3110404087;9783110404081;9783110413816;9783110423730

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