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How mainstream parties respond to the populist challenge

May 27, 2021

Searching for the structural roots of the storming of the Capitol: economic inequality and the role of the ultra-rich

May 5, 2021

How radical-right success influences mainstream political debate

April 9, 2021

Amid the pandemic Bolsonaro intimidates critics with dictatorship-era law

April 1, 2021

How the mobilisation of the politically disaffected works to the advantage of right-wing populist parties

February 11, 2021
November 9, 2020

Ireland presents all the conditions for the emergence of a radical right populist party – except there isn’t one

Anna Guildea There is a national radical right populist presence in almost every Western democracy, but not in Ireland, despite all the amenable conditions for its emergence. Why? Anna Guildea argues that the answer may lie in Ireland’s industrial history Read more
October 19, 2020

The shared ‘orientalist vision’ of radicalised militants and populist politicians poses a threat to us all

Baris Cayli Messina An ‘orientalist vision’ is the key factor uniting the policies of a populist politician and the activities of a radicalised militant, argues Baris Cayli Messina Read more
October 16, 2020

Academic feminists beware: Bolsonaro is out to crush Brazil’s 'gender ideology'

Fernanda Barasuol Although it claims to protect women, the Bolsonaro government is running a crusade against the human rights of women and LGBTQ individuals, writes Fernanda Barasuol. Attempting to ban gender studies in universities is one example of how the government works against women’s right to defend themselves Read more
October 13, 2020

‘First blood’ to the Italian populists as number of parliamentarians is slashed

Luciano Bardi Italians have voted in favour of a populist proposal to reduce, quite drastically, the number of parliamentarians. The result of this referendum was never seriously in doubt, writes Luciano Bardi, yet its ramifications raise fundamental questions about the democratic health of Italy’s political system – and whether it can ever be reformed Read more

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