Stefano Braghiroli and Andrey Makarychev chart a change in the Estonian National Conservative Party (EKRE). Lately, it has appealed for the first time to Russian-speaking minorities â€“ an attempt at a similar process to the Leagueâ€™s transformation into a national party in Italy. Unlike the Lega, though, they face the obstacle of the Russian invasion of Ukraine Read more
Eva Krick is sympathetic to Gagnonâ€™s collection of â€˜democracies with adjectivesâ€™ but does not fully share his optimism that this will finally make us grasp democracyâ€™s â€˜total textureâ€™. It is but one little building block of an infinite and eclectic science of democracy. Read more
Jean-Paul Gagnon has amassed over 4,000 â€˜linguistic artefactsâ€™ into a data mountain of descriptions of democracy. Yet, notes Rikki Dean, a sustained consideration of these linguistic artefacts as language is missing from his Science of Democracy and its responses. Words do not only describe, they also deceive and denounce Read more
Do radical-right parties render political debate more negative?Recent studies indicate they might. But Tobias Widmann and Vicente Valentim show this is not true in Germany, where political discourse among mainstream parties becomes more positive when confronted with rhetoric from radical-right challengers Read more
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