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November 29, 2023

🔮 When populist governments (un)make European Union policies

Ariadna Ripoll Servent The presence of populist governments in European Union policy-making has been largely ignored. Ariadna Ripoll Servent and Natascha Zaun argue that we should pay attention to populists’ behaviour in the Council of the EU. Populist governments do not play by the normal rules of the game; rather, they use ‘unpolitics’. This destructive approach to policy-making was instrumental in blocking a reform of EU migration politics Read more
November 27, 2023

🔮 Populism and democratic backsliding: learning from Hungary and Tunisia

Barbara Pisciotta Barbara Pisciotta and Daniela Verena Huber explore how populism fuels societal divisions and provides fertile ground for democratic backsliding. This allows populist leaders to increase their own power at the expense of the opposition Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
September 29, 2023

🔮 Three myths about populism in international relations

Angelos Chryssogelos When thinking about populism in world politics, much mainstream opinion sticks to a stereotypical view of populism as a uniform phenomenon that poses a mortal threat to the international order. Angelos Chryssogelos argues that its relationship with foreign policy and the international order is much more nuanced Read more
September 6, 2023

🔮 Populism: left or right?

Dani Filc Are populist movements necessarily left or right? Dani Filc argues that populism is too complex a phenomenon to easily fit easily into the conventional political dimensions of left and right Read more

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