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Party conferences 2013

Party conferences 2013

Counterpoint is delighted to announce its events at this year’s UK party conferences.  In partnership with the Barrow Cadbury Trust, we will be hosting...

Europe’s hidden wiring

Europe’s hidden wiring

Counterpoint and the Open Society European Policy Institute would like to invite you to ‘Europe’s hidden wiring’, a seminar on populism in Europe and...

Is all Politics Moral? How Frames and Values Inform the way we Vote

Is all Politics Moral? How Frames and Values Inform the way we Vote

  In this public lecture hosted by Counterpoint, George Lakoff, the celebrated linguist and bestselling author of Don’t Think of an Elephant!, will discuss...

Discussion panel: The springs of populism in Europe: a crisis of democracy?

Counterpoint and the UCL European Institute partner for an interesting conversation about populism, crisis and democracy

Europe’s Reluctant Radicals: France

Counterpoint partners with CEVIPOF to launch a pamphlet by Michel Wieviorka on the Front National

Europe’s Reluctant Radicals: Poland

Counterpoint and the Polish Cultural Institute in London partner to launch Marek Beylin's piece on populism in Poland

Europe’s Reluctant Radicals: Sweden

Counterpoint partners with Swedish organisation Arenagruppen to launch pamphlet on populism in Sweden as part of the Reluctant Radicals' project.

Europe’s Reluctant Radicals: Finland

Counterpoint partners with Finnish think tanks Magma and E2 to launch Finnish pamphlet as part of the Reluctant Radicals' project

Europe’s Reluctant Radicals: Greece and the Netherlands

Counterpoint publishes two new pamphlets on populism in Greece and the Netherlands

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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....