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Populism and geopolitical risk: what investors and policy-makers need to know

In this Citigroup panel on populist politics and geopolitical risk held before the US elections, Catherine Fieschi, Counterpoint’s founding Director, answered some of the...


After Paris: Cosmopolitix

“To the extent that risk is experienced as omnipresent, there are only three possible reactions: denial, apathy or transformation.  (…) The third is the...


Models of the mind and de-radicalisation

Our understanding of how ‘radicalisation’ works – or indeed what it is, how it affects individuals and group is rooted in a number of...


Rationality, Emotion and the Future of Europe

“The mistake is to assume that policymakers can simply choose between two perspectives – either voting with their pocketbooks while setting their emotions aside,...


The lives of others: Can Germany´s past shed light on Greece´s present?

Germany´s stance on Greece has been described as rigid, demanding, and unforgiving. And while this rigidity is enacted by key political figures, the German...


Welcome to the new coliseum: Abdication, surrender and the referendum moment in European politics

The Greek story is not just a story about Greece; it is a story about the radical changes affecting representative democracies. The turn to...


A very British Populism

Here’s a chance to re-read Julian Baggini’s Counterpoint pamphlet.  A prescient and thoughful piece.  And a useful reminder of the role of UKIP on...

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Populist politics and the media: a comparative study

What part has the media played in the rise of populist politics and populist politicians in Europe?  For many the media in its various...


Entretien: Mixité sociale et diversité

Nos sociétés doivent gérer la diversité, c’est un enjeu de plus en plus urgent,  à la fois social, politique, sécuritaire, économique. Mais nous en...

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

We have just launched our new report comparing local realities of migration in Europe.  Counterpoint explored local and personal experiences of migration in communities...


Tentacles of Circumstance: The Political Consequences of Inequality

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


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...