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How firm is UKIP’s support? (again)

There’s no denying it: UKIP’s rise in the past three years has been remarkable. In the 2010 general election, UKIP scored a measly 3...


Facing the populist challenge – workshop in Berlin

As part of our ongoing work on populism, we are delighted to run an interactive workshop in Berlin on populism and European democracy with Democratic...


50ft Women confidence workshop

Take a deep breath’, ‘just do it’ and, slightly more to the point, ‘do or die’, are some of the mantras we left with...


Confronting the populist wave

Our upcoming workshop with FEPS on populist politics

Shaping the vote: politics and populism in the media

Shaping the vote: politics and populism in the media

On 15 May, Counterpoint held the discussion panel Shaping the vote: politics and populism in the media. The event took place at the Lecture Theatre...

Populist sentiments in the Dutch media

Populist sentiments in the Dutch media

This public seminar presents our most recent publication from the project Nurturing populism?

BBA Breakfast Briefing

BBA Breakfast Briefing

On the morning of February 4th we are chairing a breakfast briefing with the British Bankers’ Association on populism and the European Parliament elections

Conspiracy Theories and the Media – event picture 2

Conspiracy Theories and the Media

Counterpoint's seminar with on the relationship between conspiracy theories and the media.

Populism at the European Parliament elections: how should the centre-right respond?

Populism at the European Parliament elections: how should the centre-right respond?

We are delighted to invite you to a discussion of the potential impact of populism on the forthcoming European Parliament elections. Date: November 4th...

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The Italian Job:  learning to cope with populists?

We are at turning point in the way in which the mainstream deals with populists.   For those of us who have been studying...

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Bonne Année – Local realities of migration: emotions, institutions, conflict and cooperation

Counterpoint explored local and personal experiences of migration in communities across four European countries (France, Germany, Sweden and Italy), and here we set out...


Tentacles of Circumstance: The Political Consequences of Inequality

To explore the complex effects of inequality on European societies, this collection brings together essays by scholars of economic history, sociology, psychology and philosophy....