populism


Islamophobia in Spain on the rise: What is the role of right-wing extremists?

Inés Bolaños Somoano, from the EUI, and Sergio Gracia, from the research initiative CINVED, explore the recent increase in Islamophobia in Spain, and argue that this escalation is partly linked to the extreme right’s political efforts to legitimise anti-Muslim discourses and violence in mainstream Spanish society.

The populist radical right in southern Europe

Populist parties in southern Europe, usually more successful courting voters on the left end of the political spectrum, are gaining ground on the right, most notably in Spain and Portugal. Political science researcher Steven Ballantyne takes a look at their trajectory to success.

What will 2020 bring? Finding our way in a more polarised world

In a recent report, researchers from the BRaVE project examine the causes driving social polarisation in the global north. Their work aims to provide guidance on creating the political, social and economic conditions that foster community resilience to the cleavages of our day.

The Greek elections

EUI Professor George Papaconstantinou, author of Game Over: The Inside Story of the Greek Crisis, analyses the recent parliamentary elections in Greece. The results, he argues, offer broader lessons on populism and for the European project.

Fiscal councils: A weapon against populism?

Recent EUI graduate and political scientist Tobias Tesche argues that non-partisan fiscal councils provide greater transparency on fiscal policy, strengthen EMU governance and reign in populist tendencies.