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🎭 Selfie activism: from cruel categories to presentist identities

November 22, 2023

🔮 Populists and the press: a toxic relationship

October 13, 2023

🔮 The deep divisions in left-wing populism in Germany

October 10, 2023

🔮 How populism fails to respect the people

August 4, 2023

🔮 Don’t exaggerate the importance of populism

August 2, 2023
July 20, 2023

🔮 Populist storytelling beyond the buzzword

Kostiantyn Yanchenko Narrative approaches are currently experiencing a golden age in many domains of political science. And yet, when it comes to populism studies, scholars are still rather reluctant to adopt a narrative perspective. Kostiantyn Yanchenko explains why studying populist storytelling can be beneficial for the discipline Read more
July 7, 2023

Voters now identify as winners and losers of globalisation, shaping party preferences

Nils Steiner One way globalisation influences politics is by making new social categories ripe for politicisation. Nils Steiner, Matthias Mader and Harald Schoen examine the case of 'winners' and 'losers' of globalisation and show that significant proportions of citizens see themselves as part of these groups, showing distinct party preferences as a result Read more
July 4, 2023

⛓️ Resolving the tension between academic freedom and EDI

Tariq Modood We must find a way to uphold academic freedom and freedom of expression while embracing equality, diversity, and inclusion, including multiculturalism. Tariq Modood proposes a framework for distinguishing between Islamophobia and reasonable criticism of Islam and Muslims. This can serve as a foundation for the desired equilibrium Read more
June 12, 2023

Women politicians in Colombia succeed on Twitter – depending on their ideology

Angie K. González Angie K. González and Carme Ferré-Pavia argue that social media platforms are potential equalisers allowing women politicians to circumvent traditional media biases. In Colombia, female and male politicians use Twitter in similar ways to receive similar benefits. The key variable in inequality is ideology Read more
June 9, 2023

♟️ Authoritarianism and disinformation: the dangerous link

Nikolina Klatt Where there is authoritarianism, there is disinformation. Nikolina Klatt and Vanessa Boese-Schlosser examine the use of disinformation in authoritarian governance and highlight how autocrats use it to maintain their grip on power. But they also caution that disinformation is not exclusive to autocratic governance: spreading deceitful narratives harms democracies Autocratic disinformation tactics Limiting transparency is […] Read more

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