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“The left remains too often fixated on denouncing issues, without providing any creative solutions”

Preferring to talk about a political crisis, or a crisis of reception rather than a migratory crisis, Jean-Michel Lafleur explains in this interview with the Progressive Post, how much nationalist parties have succeeded to frame the ...
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How can progressives reclaim action in times of growing right-wing populism? Study case in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Germany

Right-wing populist parties are on the rise almost everywhere in Europe, including in the Scandinavian countries, where Social Democracy has had the most decisive influence on the development of a solidary society and an inclusive and ...
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George Soros and Viktor Orbán: The battle between progressivism and populism

Before the populist breakthrough of the 2010s, conventional wisdom was that once populists actually came into power, they would quickly fail because they themselves would become the elite that they had previously fought against when they ...
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A credibility deficit for the Conte Government

The Conte Government arises like Lazarus, but it is getting started with the burden of a disquieting deterioration of the position of Italy in the European Union. In recent years, Italy succeeded in reaching the front ...
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Hegemonic right and defeated left: lessons from Hungary’s drift to authoritarianism

Viktor Orbán’s landslide third consecutive victory in parliamentary elections bears witness to the true hegemony of his nationalistic, xenophobic and illiberal project. To defeat him, his critics must engage in a long-term forward-looking struggle over hegemony ...
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What makes Orbán win

Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s prime minister won a third consecutive term on 8 April and his Fidesz party regained its super-majority in parliament. The success of his anti-migration platform, the lack of a level playing field in the campaign, ...

Why Italian Election Matter: a Populist Shock

The large victory of the populist 5 Star Movement and rightwing nationalist Lega in the March 4 Italian elections is a watershed event in Italian politics, highlighting the extent of the social discontent presents today in ...

Two winners and many losers – Postcards from the Italian elections

We will probably remember the Italian 2018 general election for the presence of "two winners". In fact, the centre-right coalition got the most votes (37%) by combining the results for Lega (17.4%), Forza Italia (14%), Fratelli ...

The German Extreme Right and the French Interpretation

In recent days, the German Constitutional Court refused to ban the NDP and the AfD from gathering at Koblenz as part of the European National Populist Convention. The historian Nicolas Lebourg, a member of the Foundation's ...

New report on the state of populism in Q2 2016

The new analysis of Policy Solutions shows that in the second quarter of 2016 most of the populist parties in Europe still stand at the same level of support as in the previous quarter. Their popularity ...

The most ‘successful’ populist parties in government

In this analysis of Policy Solutions, the performance of the most popular populist parties in government was examined. During the first half of 2016, out of the four most popular governing populists two continued to increase ...

Populism in Q1 2016: new analysis on the Progressive Post

After a seemingly inexorable rise, the populist surge that has characterised most of Europe in the last years seems to have come to a standstill for now. As compared to the dynamic growth of many populists ...
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