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Arthur Borriello

Arthur Borriello

Political implications of austerity and the rise of new populist movements in Italy and Spain

Political discourse analysis

Legitimacy and conflict within the European Union

Quantitative (lexicography) and qualitative (narratives, metaphors) methods for discourse analysis


Dr Arthur Borriello is a Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge. He is currently carrying out a postdoctoral research project funded by the Wiener-Anspach Foundation, under the supervision of Dr Christopher Bickerton. He received his PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the Université libre de Bruxelles in October 2016.

Key Publications

Borriello A. (2017) “’There is no alternative’: How Italian and Spanish leaders’ discourse obscured the political nature of austerity”, Discourse & Society (online version).

Borriello, A., & Crespy, A. (2015) “How to not speak the 'F-word': Federalism between mirage and imperative in the euro crisis”, European Journal of political research, 54(3), 502-524.

Borriello, A. (2014) “L’abolition symbolique du politique, de nécessité vertu. Les réformes budgétaires dans les discours du président du Conseil italien” Politique européenne, 2(44), 154-180.

Van Haute, E., Amjahad, A., Borriello, A., Close, C., & Sandri, G. (2013) “Party members in a pillarised partitocracy: An empirical overview of party membership figures and profiles in Belgium” Acta politica, 48(1), 68-91.