The French identify as Europeans – and yet are also notoriously Eurosceptic
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1w ago
The French have an ambivalent relationship to the European Union, expressing a strong feeling of European belonging on the one hand, and Euroscepticism toward institutions on the other ..read more
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The word ‘populism’ is a gift to the far right – four reasons why we should stop using it
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2M ago
Extremists benefit when we use euphemisms that confer on them an air of legitimacy ..read more
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A far-right political group is gaining popularity in Germany – but so, too, are protests against it
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2M ago
Hundreds of thousands of people in Germany are taking to the streets to push back against the far-right, nationalist policies of the AfD, which currently holds 11% of the seats in parliament ..read more
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The maths of rightwing populism: easy answers + confidence = reassuring certainty
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4M ago
In an uncertain world our natural instinct is to seek out answers that reassure, even when they don’t make sense ..read more
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EU issues increasingly shaping national elections, research reveals, though left-right divide remains crucial
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5M ago
The Treaty of Lisbon celebrates its 15th anniversary on 13 December. Looking back, experts agree that it played a big part in structuring the EU as we know it. It reinforced the role of Commission President ..read more
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Look to the mainstream to explain the rise of the far right
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6M ago
Extremists are not ‘capturing’ our systems – they are part of them ..read more
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Nostalgia in politics: pan-European study sheds light on how (and why) parties appeal to the past in their election campaigns
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6M ago
Nationalist parties are the most likely to be found dreaming of a glorious past in their campaign literature, especially in central and eastern Europe ..read more
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Debate: Why France needs the Fifth Republic
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8M ago
Opposition forces in France are using the president’s unpopularity to push for a new constitution. It’s a dangerous game ..read more
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A political mountain to climb: why the Alps are such a commonly used metaphor in European thought
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1y ago
For the Italian president, the region is where his nation’s constitution was born ..read more
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Eurovision 2023: why the stage itself is the silent star of the contest
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1y ago
2023 sees the UK host the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of Ukraine. But what role does the stage itself have to play in the musical spectacle ..read more
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