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June 29, 2023

The Berlusconi legacy

Massimo D'Angelo International media have always depicted Silvio Berlusconi in stereotypical ways, shaped by his outlandish behaviour and sex scandals. Massimo D’Angelo explains why the Berlusconi legacy goes beyond these stereotypes, and how it can still act as a beacon for many right-wing populist leaders around the world Read more
June 28, 2023

🔮 Responding to populism with caution

Anthoula Malkopoulou Anthoula Malkopoulou warns against conflating populism with authoritarianism and thus over-reacting and supporting repression. But treating populists as regular political opponents may lead to the opposite: under-reacting to the risks posed by some populist parties and individuals Read more
June 22, 2023

🔮 Going beyond the Eurocentrism of populism research: lessons from the Philippines

Adele Webb Is the concept of populism a help or a hindrance in understanding complex political dynamics in the Global South? Adele Webb draws on the case of the Philippines to challenge Eurocentric and historically truncated views of populism. Here, she calls for more contextualised readings of populism’s manifestations outside the West Read more
June 19, 2023

🔮 Populist radical right voters do not have a monopoly on nostalgia!

Luca Versteegen Luca Versteegen argues that specific emotions like nostalgia are not limited to populist radical right voters. We should therefore be more careful in ascribing emotions to this group, differentiating emotions and refraining from broad ascriptions like the so-called ‘left behind’ Read more
June 15, 2023

🔮 What populism… is not!

Davide Vittori Populist parties have gained significant electoral successes in recent years. But Davide Vittori shows that populism is not everywhere, even in public opinion. We are in danger of simplifying what populism is, and assuming that all anti-establishment phenomena are 'populist', when they are not Read more
June 13, 2023

🔮 The myth of the typical far-right populist voter

Daphne Halikiopoulou Daphne Halikiopoulou and Sofia Vasilopoulou highlight the multifaceted nature of the far-right populist appeal to voters with different preferences and incentives. The far right struggles to expand its appeal to those who evaluate the democratic process positively, but its rhetoric intensifies support among some segments of its core electorate Read more
June 8, 2023

🔮 Not everyone can be a populist: the ideological boundaries of populism

Stijn van Kessel Mattia Zulianello and Petra Guasti are right to point out that populism is too often conflated with nativist politics or seen as a feature of radical left and right-wing parties only. Nonetheless, Stijn van Kessel argues that populism is not equally compatible with any host ideology Read more
June 1, 2023

🔮 Populism: going beyond the myth of the charismatic leader

Sabine Volk Too much populism research focuses on populist leaders, argues Sabine Volk. Yet looking through the lens of collective action offers valuable insights into how we might define populism. It also provides fresh understandings of what populism does, and how it works Read more

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