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January 9, 2024

Is a far-right populist wave breaking in South America?

Carlos José Cruz Infante Elections loom for Chile and Colombia in 2025 and 2026. Carlos José Cruz Infante explores voters' growing disillusionment with leftist governments and the increasing attraction of figures like José Antonio Kast and María Fernanda Cabal. These politicians' hard-right populist messages echo Donald Trump’s empty call to ‘Make America Great Again’ Read more
March 23, 2023

🌈 Left-wing populism, democratic erosion, and patriarchy

Jennifer Piscopo Scholars and journalists tend to focus on the misogyny of right-wing autocrats. But Jennifer Piscopo argues that we shouldn't overlook the patriarchal attitudes of left-wing populists. They may not directly attack women and gender minorities, but they also roll back gender equality gains Read more
December 14, 2022

The EU’s geopolitical opportunities in Latin America

Carlos José Cruz Infante One of the European Union's six priorities for 2019–2024 is to strengthen its voice on the world stage. Yet, writes Carlos Cruz Infante, the EU has not sufficiently explored its opportunities with the Latin American continent. Attractive opportunities remain if the bloc embraces them soon Read more
June 30, 2021

Playing the long game: why democracy is good for business

Carl Henrik Knutsen Even today, there is no consensus on whether democracies or autocracies are better at generating economic development. Yet, writes Carl Henrik Knutsen, the best recent evidence indicates that democracies do, on average, promote higher growth Read more
June 21, 2021

When democratic experience distorts democracy

Kristian Vrede Skaaning Frederiksen Citizens of young democracies sanction governments for violating democratic principles. However, as Kristian Vrede Skaaning Frederiksen finds, in new research based on data from 43 countries, citizens of old democracies do not. Given recent attacks on democracy across the world, the insights are important for policymakers as well as citizens Read more

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