Far right populist parties have mobilised economically insecure voters by scapegoating immigration. Social Democrats should re-set the agenda by mobilising around equality, rather than copying far-right populist strategies. The far right is no longer confined to the political margins. Under the more palatable guise of ‘populism’, and a language that centres on national and popular […]
Many more people voted for the Swedish Social Democratic Party in the recent election in Sweden than in 2018. However, the governing coalition led by the Social Democrats lost its majority in parliament. What conclusions can be made about the Social Democratic campaign strategy, and what political project lies ahead in a new political landscape, […]
Post-electoral reflections are necessary to analyse the rights and wrongs of a campaign and prevent mistakes in the future. But beyond the performance of EDEK, the socialist party of Cyprus, we also need to look at what brought about the rise of ELAM, the far-right party. The increase of support for ELAM has been largely underestimated during […]
There are fears that the illiberal right-wing might take over in the 2019 European Election.
We have to find other ways of dealing with right-wing demagogue communication patterns.
Based on comparative analysis in these four countries, Christian Krell, Henri Möllers and Niklas Ferch proposed five strategies to change this alarming situation.