Discourse, Behavior, Identity: The Three Dimensions of Populist Agitation Nationalism


  • Jingyi Ni




Populism; Nationalism; Identity Politics.


By inciting nationalism, populism has caused a huge impact on social economy, politics, culture and other aspects. On the one hand, populism extends the influence of discourse to the whole country and incites people's nationalist emotions through the transformation of discourse system; On the other hand, in terms of behavior, it incites nationalism by means of the transformed discourse system to carryout political movements such as marches, rallies and protests for populism, with the ultimate goal of building an ideal community that truly belongs to "the people". At the same time, behind these discourses and behaviors, there is a deeper identity of exclusion, which exposes the existing problems of Western liberal society. Their emergence is due to the imperfection of the legal and political system, which makes these identities unable to enjoy due legitimate rights and interests in the society. Therefore, these people hope to incite nationalism through discourse and behavior, so as to shake the national system based on nationalism. In a word, by exploring the discourse and behavior of populism as well as the identity behind it, this paper discusses a feasible way to fundamentally solve a series of social problems caused by populism inciting nationalism.


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How to Cite

Ni, J. (2023). Discourse, Behavior, Identity: The Three Dimensions of Populist Agitation Nationalism. BCP Education & Psychology, 10, 160–165. https://doi.org/10.54691/bcpep.v10i.5219