Annotated Bibliography, Dylan Adams-Martin, Team #2

Dylan –

Excellent work. I look forward to your final essay.


Thesis: As the recent wave of populism continues to engulf parts of the world, countries continue to find themselves in a cross road of what comes next. The government of France has been at the brink for more than 15 weeks combatting the street protests, known as the “Yellow Vest Movement”. The protests have been covered very differently depending on news outlets. Euro-skeptic and alternative media sources have been quick to praise the protests while pro-EU and establishment media companies have blacked it out and reported it in a negative light.

1.Book: Giusto, Hedwig, et al. The Changing Faces of Populism: Systemic Challengers in Europe and the U.S. Foundation for European Progressive Studies, 2013.

“This book talks about the rising tide of populism in Europe. 2008 and the financial crisis is one of the starting points for populism on both the left and right rising up in parts of the continent. The wave has hit France and people are letting Macron know of their displeasure with the administration’s globalist policies by protesting gas hikes.”

Found in FIU Green Library General Collection — JN13 .C43 2013

2. Scholarly Journal: Works Cited

Fernández-García, Belén, and Óscar G. Luengo. “Populist Parties in Western Europe. An Analysis of the Three Core Elements of Populism.” Communication & Society, vol. 31, no. 3, July 2018, pp. 57–76. EBSCOhost, doi:10.15581/

“This scholarly journal talks about the 3 main components which are leading to populism in Europe. All 3 of these variables are currently being seen in France. The journal stresses how when a ruling establishment ignores their lower and middle classes for too long then they will attempt to vote out the establishment and seek different alternatives.” Found in the communication and media database on the FIU website.

3.Corbet, Sylvie. “16th Straight Weekend of ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests in France.” Time, Time, 2 Mar. 2019,

“This article in Time magazine talks about how the Yellow vest protest are on the 16th week straight. This highlights how the government is trying to avoid taking concrete steps to meet the demands of protestors and the public at large. While the majority of the protests have been taking place in Paris there is a large portion of them that continue throughout the country especially in rural agricultural towns.”

4.Souchon, Pierre. “Yellow Vests Don’t Do Politics.” Le Monde Diplomatique, 1 Jan. 2019,

“Le Monde is the New York Times of France. The article has taken much criticism for downplaying the protests and calling them a ragtag group. Le Monde and its reporting has been criticized as pro-establishment and covering for Macron by much of conservative and alternative news sources in France. The article shows the odd similarities with the United States as cultural elites in big cities tend to dismiss working class people from the center of countries.”

5.Bock, Pauline. “The French Protests, like Brexit, Are a Raging Cry for Help from the Disenfranchised | Pauline Bock.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 5 Dec. 2018,

“The Guardian is a good website as it is a British based. The article on the website does a great job of highlighting the similarities between Brexit and the Yellow vest movement. The author touches on how the media tends to side with government and elites and just like in Britain they call protestors racists, Nazis, and bigots to delegitimize disenfranchised portions of the population to the country and the world over.”

6.“Yellow Vest Protesters Target French Media as Movement Ebbs.” AP News, Associated Press, 29 Dec. 2018,

“The associated press is a good source to use as the article it talks about shows how demonstrators are targeting media outlets. Hundreds of demonstrators — some chanting “Journalists – Collaborationists!” — gathered at the central offices of television network BFM and state-run France Televisions. AP shows how the demonstrators feel demonized and resentful towards the media and the way they are being perceived in culture.”


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