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Can economists be innocent?

“It’s completely ridiculous of you to think that’s a sensible question to ask.” This was how Paul Krugman, public intellectual and economist, answered a...

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Disengagement, division and the ‘peasants’ revolt’

Analysing the results of the European Parliament elections

Ukraine, Russia and Putin: The force of revivalism and the price of commitment

Ukraine, Russia and Putin: The force of revivalism and the price of commitment

Catherine Fieschi analyses the current situation in Ukraine

Post-Davos note: the paradox of the populist threat

Post-Davos note: the paradox of the populist threat

Catherine Fieschi on why populism is really a threat for markets and politics

What do the Norwegian Elections Tell us About Populism?

What do the Norwegian Elections Tell us About Populism?

The results of the Norwegian elections may at first seem like a success for the right-wing populist Progress Party (FrP). Under the leadership of...

Who’s afraid of the populist wolf?

Who’s afraid of the populist wolf?

Writing at opendemocracy.net, Counterpoint’s Catherine Fieschi responds to Philippe Marlière’s recent article which claims that the notion of populism is ill-defined and ambiguous and offers little...

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La Manif pour Tous

On 18 May, gay marriage became law in France. The movement against the law, however, has been a stunning political success. Not in terms...

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Beyond the legacy of Chávez

Lila Caballero reflects on the broader clues that Hugo Chávez gives about Latin American societies.

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Stalemate in Italy

After one of the most pivotal Italian elections in recent history, Filippo Gamba examines the consequences of the election results and analyses what they...

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Inequality

A new Bridges pamphlet is coming out! The Tentacles of Circumstance: the Political Consequences of Inequality

In January we will be launching our new Bridges Project publication on the political consequences of inequality.  As usual, our approach is multidisciplinary.  The...

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Historic errors set in stone

Public monuments seem to have become the lightning rod of our cultural wars: from Robert E Lee, to Cecil Rhodes, to intimations that Nelson...

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Developing a new language of persuasion: Counterpoint’s workshops on framing

With public distrust of expertise at an all-time high, and an increasing demand for transparency, the messages of carefully constructed campaigns can easily fail...