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.
Richard McNeil-Willson, Vivian Gerrand, Francesca Scrinzi, and Anna Triandafyllidou 21 January 2020
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.
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.
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.