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(2018) Performing the nation: the Janus-faced populist foundations of illiberalism in Hungary, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 26 (3) p. 308-321,
Palonen theorises and engages with entangled populism and nationalism in Hungary from the 1990s to the present.
The peer-reviewed open access edited volume Populism on the Loose, by Urpo Kovala, Emilia Palonen, Maria Ruotsalainen and Tuija Saresma was published by the University of Jyväskylä, Centre for the Study of Contemporary Culture, 2018. Instead of offering a fixed definition, it outlined populism as a multifaceted phenomenon through several approaches from cultural, gender, and communication studies as well as political science. While the book explores populism in countries ranging from Venezuela to Italy, Romania, and Turkey, many of these papers reflect on Finland especially in relation to the Finns Party and its emergence in the 2000s and 2010s, and makes a significant contribution in this less studied phenomenon. The volume is mainly based on papers presented at an interdisciplinary conference Populism as Movement and Rhetoric held in Jyväskylä in 2016. This also set the basis for MAPO collaboration, and authors include consortium researches Gurhanli and Salojärvi are part of the MAPO project.
Urpo Kovala, Emilia Palonen, Maria Ruotsalainen & Tuija Saresma (eds.) Populism on the Loose, Jyväskylä: Nykykulttuurintutkimus. http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-39-7401-5
In 2017, as results of the Populism as Movement and Rhetoric project (PI Urpo Kovala 2012–2016), Emilia Palonen and Tuija Saresma edited a volume exploring the emergence of the Finns Party in the 2000s and 2010s. The volume also outlines the use of rhetoric-performative analysis as a method for populism research, cultural studies and politics. Authors include Urpo Kovala and Tuula Vaarakallio.
Emilia Palonen & Tuija Saresma (ed.) Jätkät & jytkyt. Perussuomalaiset ja populismin retoriikka.Tampere: Vastapaino 2017.