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November 23, 2023

🔮 The technopopulist loop and conflicts of sovereignty in the EU

Emilija Tudzarovska
The EU economic crisis revealed a clash between the EU and national authorities. This clash is, however, only one part of the story. Events in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria and Slovenia, writes Emilija Tudzarovska, also revealed a crisis of party politics. This crisis has triggered appeals to populism and technocracy – technopopulism – which weakens yet further the institutionalisation of politics
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November 15, 2023

🔮 Climate protection as a challenge for the populist radical right

Jakob Schwörer
The world is gripped by the urgent reality of global warming and climate protest. Amid the crisis, populist radical-right parties are being forced to integrate the issue within their own ideological, programmatic and strategical framework. This pursuit gives rise to variations in approaches within the party family, write Jakob Schwörer and Belén Fernández-García
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November 10, 2023

🔮 Nostalgia and populism

Ezgi Elçi
From Trump's 'Make America Great Again' to Turkey's Ottoman yearning, Ezgi Elçi explores the potent interplay of nostalgia and populism in shaping global politics. He delves into the captivating nexus of past and present, where leaders promise to resurrect authenticity in an era of uncertainty
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November 8, 2023

🔮 When populists meet financial globalisation

Pedro Perfeito Da Silva
The recurrent crises that emerged from financial globalisation have fuelled the success of populist parties across the world. Pedro Perfeito da Silva explains how initiatives to curb capital mobility and foreign banking ownership align with the ideological features of different varieties of populism
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November 2, 2023

🔮 Populist radical-right parties are threatening international cooperation

Motoshi Suzuki
Populist radical-right (PRR) parties use rhetorical and coalitional strategies to proclaim and advance issue ownership over immigration. In government coalitions, they act strategically to upgrade their ownership and weaken constitutional arrangements. If successful, argues Motoshi Suzuki, these parties threaten liberal democracy and international cooperation
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October 27, 2023

🔮 Back to the future of populism?

David Arter
Looking back should be the future direction of populism research, insists David Arter, who holds that political scientists would benefit from using a longer lens when viewing the genealogy of the populist party family
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October 25, 2023

🔮 Exploring structural factors on the demand side of populism

Thomas Kestler
Thomas Kestler highlights the structural conditions of populism. He emphasises that demand-side factors contributing to the rise of populism should not focus solely on the populist electorate and its psychological dispositions. It should also encompass structures of social organisation and integration
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October 20, 2023

🔮 South Africa’s populist EFF stirs up parliamentary affairs

Ainara Mancebo
Recent electoral success for the Economic Freedom Fighters means the global rise of populism has firmly reached South Africa. But Ainara Mancebo cautions that most of EFF's parliamentary efforts are aimed merely at criticising the ruling party, and exposing its failures. EFF pledges to transform the South African economy, she says, ring hollow
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October 13, 2023

🔮 Populists and the press: a toxic relationship

Giulia Sbaraini Fontes
Populists threaten press freedom and, frequently, democracy itself. Giulia Sbaraini Fontes suggests that while news outlets may have a toxic relationship with these politicians, they also harvest immediate commercial benefits themselves, and jeopardise journalism’s credibility and legitimacy
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October 10, 2023

🔮 The deep divisions in left-wing populism in Germany

Jan Philipp Thomeczek
The Left (Die Linke) in Germany is one of the most established left-wing populist parties in Europe. But it may soon experience a split, Jan Philipp Thomeczek argues, as Sahra Wagenknecht may form her own party. He places this within the German historical context, and within that of populist movements more broadly
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