Adrian Favero explores the claim that populist leaders are generally charismatic and invaluable for the functioning of 'their' parties. 'Charismatic leadership', he says, is not well conceptualised, nor are leaders unreservedly seen as charismatic by their followers despite being helpful for populist parties’ success
Assistant Professor in European Politics & Society, University of Groningen
Adrian gained his PhD in Politics from the University of Edinburgh in 2018.
He investigates how different social groups engage with the political realities within the European Union.
His research focuses on attitudes towards the EU, intra-EU migration in post-communist settings, and party organisations and right-wing populism within and across European states.
He is also interested in comparative research and mixed methods approaches.
Adrian's research has been published in, among others, the Journal of Contemporary European Studies, the Journal of Common Market Studies, European Political Science Review, and East European Politics.