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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

Book launch: Populism in Europe and the Americas

Counterpoint hosts the launch of a new volume edited by Cas Mudde and Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser.

Recapturing the Reluctant Radical September

Recapturing the Reluctant Radical

Counterpoint project report launched on Monday 24 September

The French Presidential Election: Politics, Populism and Le Pen

Event Notice: attend Counterpoint and the UCL European Institute upcoming event on French presidential election and the far right.

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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...


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...

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Europe’s riddle: Migration, community experiences and public opinion

Counterpoint examines the local experience of migration and integration across five European countries in light of continuing migration into Europe. Our research in Sweden,...