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🔮 Populist attitudes as thermometers of democratic quality

June 19, 2024

🔮 School and hospital closures increase support for right-wing populist parties

June 11, 2024

How real is the threat of the populist far right in the European Parliament elections?

June 4, 2024

🔮 Populist communication – style over substance?

May 30, 2024

LGBTQ vote can keep far-right forces at bay in the forthcoming EP election

May 21, 2024
May 16, 2024

🔮 Do European left-wing populists in government become more moderate?

Jan Philipp Thomeczek Jan Philipp Thomeczek argues that European left-wing populist parties become more moderate as a consequence of their participation in government. Here, he draws on recent examples from Spain, Greece and Germany. Read more
May 10, 2024

🔮 Why Italian political parties use populist rhetoric on social media

Andrea Ceron Analysing posts on Facebook and Twitter-X, Andrea Ceron, Silvia Decadri, and Fedra Negri highlight how Italian politicians use populist rhetoric to generate engagement. They find that such rhetoric does indeed increase the likelihood of posts going viral, even among non-populist voters Read more
May 2, 2024

🔮 Debunking myths about populism in power

Giorgos Venizelos 'Populism' and 'power' have an uneasy relationship. Key texts reveal three assumptions about populism's 'fate' in power: first, it becomes mainstream; second, it turns authoritarian; third, it fails/succeeds to implement policies. Giorgos Venizelos argues we must look beyond the myths about populism's content or outcomes, and turn instead to populism's function of constructing collective identities through discursive / affective performativity Read more
April 22, 2024

🔮 Exploring populist supporters’ complex relationship with journalism

Clara Juarez Miro Supporters of populist parties endorse rhetoric that antagonises the press, yet they are also avid consumers of news. Clara Juarez Miro explores populist supporters' paradoxical relationship with journalism. Her research shows how central are emotion and social identities to populist supporters’ worldviews – and this shapes their perspectives on journalism Read more
April 10, 2024

🔮 The emotional core of left- and right-wing populism

Donatella Bonansinga Is populism ‘emotional’ and mainstream politics ‘rational’? Donatella Bonansinga argues that the divide between rationality and emotionality is rooted in cultural misperceptions, and all politics can be ‘emotional’. Populism is peculiarly emotional, because it taps in to very specific affective states, with key differences between left and right Read more

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