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Landslide victory for Geert Wilders – but can he form a government?

December 1, 2023

Is Germany going authoritarian-left?

November 14, 2023

Britain’s post-Brexit illusion of sovereignty and the lessons it can learn from Norway

October 17, 2023

🔮 The deep divisions in left-wing populism in Germany

October 10, 2023

Why ‘levelling up’ in the UK has so far failed – and what a Labour government might do about it

October 5, 2023
September 29, 2023

Brexit and the 'Merkel myth'

Karl Pike When it came to Brexit, many British political actors placed far too much weight on Germany and its former Chancellor. Karl Pike and Tim Bale explore what they call the ‘Merkel myth’ and how it affected the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union Read more
September 28, 2023

🔮 The resurgence of agrarian populism

Matthijs Rooduijn Matthijs Rooduijn and Sarah de Lange argue that recent developments provide fertile ground for the resurgence of agrarian populism. The rise of the Dutch Farmer-Citizen Movement gives an idea of what such a resurgence might look like in the years to come Read more
August 8, 2023

How do French and German voters view arms exports?

Lukas Rudolph The war in Ukraine has focussed attention on public attitudes to arms exports. New research by Lukas Rudolph, Markus Freitag, and Paul Thurner finds that in France and Germany, while a small minority is in principled opposition, a large majority makes nuanced trade-offs when articulating their positions on the issue of arms exports Read more
August 2, 2023

A bitter victory and a sweet defeat: Spain’s general election

Ana Mar Fernández Pasarín Ana Mar Fernández Pasarín and Asbel Bohigues continue the Loop's coverage of Spain's 23 July general election, analysing the results and the (im)possible parliamentary alliances. They highlight that the left has a chance to continue in government but that a repetition of the election is not implausible Read more
July 25, 2023

Sovereignist claims in France and Italy

Luca Carrieri ‘Sovereignism’ has been characterised as a product of globalisation and Europeanisation, presumably as an (over)reaction to the perceived negative consequences of both. Luca Carrieri and Nicolò Conti's research shows that party supply on sovereignism has been strongly influenced by public demand Read more

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