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May 10, 2024

🔮 Why Italian political parties use populist rhetoric on social media

Andrea Ceron Analysing posts on Facebook and Twitter-X, Andrea Ceron, Silvia Decadri, and Fedra Negri highlight how Italian politicians use populist rhetoric to generate engagement. They find that such rhetoric does indeed increase the likelihood of posts going viral, even among non-populist voters Read more
March 19, 2024

🔮 It’s time for a ‘material turn’ in populism studies

Vladimir Bortun Researchers have made significant advances over the past decade in making sense of right-wing populism. However, as this party family continues to win elections, scholars need to pay more attention to the class forces and material interests it represents, writes Vladimir Bortun Read more
March 11, 2024

🔮 Varieties of antigender politics: applying a contextual lens

Susanne Reinhardt Despite their shared antigenderism, populist radical-right parties’ contestation of gender and sexual equality forms a continuum rather than being homogenous across countries. Susanne Reinhardt, Annett Heft, and Elena Pavan argue that varieties of antigenderism are best understood through a party’s societal context, ideology, and voter expectations Read more
December 6, 2023

Not for the first time, Italy embarks on constitutional reform

Roberto Baccarini The Italian cabinet, led by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, has approved a proposal to revise the Constitution, chiefly through introducing the direct election of the Prime Minister. However, writes Roberto Baccarini, the reform may in fact undermine Prime Ministerial authority, and would destabilise other existing institutional arrangements Read more
April 27, 2023

🔮 Brothers of Italy is not a post or neo-fascist party, but it might pose an illiberal challenge

Leonardo Puleo Labelling populist far right parties as fascist is misleading, write Leonardo Puleo and Gianluca Piccolino. Vague accusations of fascism gloss over the genuine threats the radical right poses to democracy Read more
April 14, 2023

🔮 The British Conservative Party’s journey towards the populist radical right

Tim Bale Tim Bale, author of a new book on the Tories, argues they’ve been moving away from the mainstream for some time. It’s just that recent events have accelerated the process – and there are few, if any, signs of it stopping Read more
March 21, 2023

🔮 Three die-hard myths about populism

Mattia Zulianello Mattia Zulianello and Petra Guasti explore and rebut three die-hard myths about populism. This, they argue, on the one hand guards against overestimating populism as a phenomenon. On the other, it warns that we must not underestimate the political strength of the so-called populist radical right Read more
March 9, 2023

🌊 Giorgia Meloni’s ambiguity on gender rights

Laura Montecchio 'I am Giorgia, I am a woman, I am a mother'. So said Giorgia Meloni in a speech that has defined her career. Yet, write Laura Montecchio and Marianna Griffini, Meloni is far from a promoter of gender rights Read more

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