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February 26, 2024

🔮 Understanding the intersection of populism, gender and religion in Central American politics

Erica Guevara An intricate interplay between populism, gender dynamics, and religion is shaping the Central American political landscape. Erica Guevara, Ignacio Siles, and María Fernanda Salas take a closer look at recent election campaigns in the region, uncovering the role played by these intertwined factors Read more
February 21, 2024

🔮 Populism research demands more nuance: enter tribalism

Ilana Hartikainen Tribalism has emerged as a key term in political discussions — often used, but not clearly defined. Ilana Hartikainen and Zea Szebeni propose reconceptualising ‘tribalism’ to differentiate forms of political mobilisation. Tribalism, they argue, forms exclusive groups around shared values — and it’s gone global Read more
February 14, 2024

🔮 Populism and the public sector in Italy

Anna Longhini Anna Longhini argues that in the relationship between citizens and bureaucrats, we find the seeds of populist ideology, which characterises the former as the 'pure people' and the latter as the 'corrupt elite'. Italy is a useful case in point. There, attempts to reform the public sector have failed to stem the spread of populist ideology Read more
February 9, 2024

🔮 Populist polarisation might benefit democracy – as Southeast Asia suggests

Diego Fossati We typically associate populism with corrosive partisan polarisation. Indeed, populist rhetoric often denigrates opponents as 'enemies of the people'. But while polarisation can have negative effects on democracy, Diego Fossati argues that it may also bring unexpected benefits. Using cases from Southeast Asia, he offers some convincing evidence Read more
February 9, 2024

'No single men please, we're Irish': why crime and security matter in far-right discourse

Claire Hamilton Recent protests against the housing of single male asylum seekers in Ireland highlight the crucial role played by security in far-right discourse. Claire Hamilton argues that we need to think more about the ‘dangerous Others’ at the heart of populism’s appeal Read more
February 6, 2024

🔮 From radical to mainstream: the ruling populists in Serbia

Dušan Spasojević Using the example of the Serbian Progressive Party, Dušan Spasojević shows how populism can be driven by blurred ideological standpoints. At the same time, it can occupy a centrist position in the party system and enter the political mainstream Read more
February 5, 2024

Mainstream parties adopting far-right rhetoric simply increases votes for far-right parties

Antonia May The rise of right-wing populist parties in Europe led some mainstream parties to attempt to regain voters' support by adopting pro-nationalist and anti-immigrant rhetoric. However, new research by Antonia May and Christian Czymara suggests that this strategy unintentionally benefits far-right parties and not the political mainstream Read more
January 26, 2024

🔮 How populists damage governments

Mauricio I. Dussauge-Laguna Little by little, scholarship on populism and public policy and administration has shown that populists in government cause significant damage to government institutions and policy processes. Mauricio I. Dussauge-Laguna argues that Mexico’s experience under president López Obrador reinforces these findings and adds fresh (if discouraging) evidence to the argument Read more

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