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

May 21, 2024

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

May 16, 2024

🔮 Why Italian political parties use populist rhetoric on social media

May 10, 2024

🔮 Debunking myths about populism in power

May 2, 2024

🔮 Exploring populist supporters’ complex relationship with journalism

April 22, 2024
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
April 4, 2024

🔮 Chatbot politicians: who are they, and what is their connection to populism?

Silvija Vuković The idea that human politicians may one day be replaced by machines is no longer science fiction. Focusing on the political aspect of artificial intelligence, Silvija Vuković introduces the phenomenon of chatbot politicians, and discusses their connection to populism Read more
April 3, 2024

Portugal’s political crisis and the rise of radical-right Chega

Diogo Vieira Ferreira The radical-right Chega party enjoyed a sharp rise in support during Portugal's recent parliamentary elections. With European elections coming up in June, Diogo Vieira Ferreira warns that support for Chega is likely to grow yet further Read more
March 26, 2024

🔮 Marching to the populist drum? The military's role in populist governance

Hakkı Taş Recent data indicates that countries led by more populist leaders are less likely to have a military with veto power.  Hakkı Taş explores the populist centralisation of power that fosters control over the military, and the impact on civilian oversight Read more
March 22, 2024

🔮 Welfare chauvinism and populism. Is it the economy (stupid)?

David Andreas Bell A rising number of people believe that when it comes to welfare benefits, a country's native population should have priority access. David Andreas Bell argues that it is people’s perceptions of the economic stability of their country, rather than the reality, which explains such welfare-chauvinistic attitudes – and populist rhetoric plays a big part Read more

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