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Tahrir squared

Tahrir squared

Catherine Fieschi writes on Open Democracy on the latest events in Egypt, reflecting on her recent research in Egypt and her contribution to a...

Conflicted Politicians

Conflicted Politicians

Counterpoint’s new report Conflicted Politicians: The populist radical right in the European Parliament can be downloaded here.   Read the report’s latest media coverage: Financial Times...

Launch of “Populism Watch”

Launch of “Populism Watch”

“Populism Watch” is a tool designed to enable decision makers to monitor populist trends across Europe and gauge their actual and potential impact on...

Italy’s female politicians: breakthrough or tokenism?

Italy’s female politicians: breakthrough or tokenism?

“In Italy, one third of cabinet members are women. And they are women of substance. But do they have power?” Counterpoint’s Catherine Fieschi debates...

Conspiracy Theories in France

Conspiracy Theories in France

Today we release our interim report on conspiracy theories in France. The report can be downloaded here. Read the coverage of the report in...

UKIP’s rise

UKIP’s rise

As UKIP’s Nigel Farage appears on Question Time once again tonight – where at some point the discussion will inevitably turn to UKIP’s winning...

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

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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...

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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...