Articles by David Pimenta

November 10, 2023

Two sides of the same 'West': the radical right wing in Australia and Portugal

David Pimenta
Australia and Portugal are separated by thousands of kilometres and many different economic, social, political and historical factors. However, writes David Pimenta, both countries share the ethnic identitarian radical right-wing politics of 'the West'
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January 17, 2023

US presidentialism: no room for political deadlock

David Pimenta
With the tiresome election of GOP leader Kevin McCarthy for the US House of Representatives, critics are tempted to condemn US democracy. However, writes David Pimenta, the quality of presidential systems of government depends on the separation of powers. It also depends on mutual control between a strong executive and empowered legislative assemblies that can overcome temporary deadlocks
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David Pimenta
PhD Candidate, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon / PhD Fellowship-Holder, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

He is also a Researcher at the Observatory of the Quality of Democracy and a columnist for the newspaper Público, where he writes on politics, international relations, and history.

David has held several management positions in a variety of organisations.

His research interests include comparative politics, nationalism, far-right politics, populism, ethnic conflicts, and geopolitics.

He tweets @DavidJDPimenta

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