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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,...

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The 1st Europe-Iran Forum

Counterpoint participates in a major forum on Oct 15-16 on preparing post-sanctions investment and trade

Just another conspiracist?

Joel Gombin comments on the recent controversy in France surrounding “Éloge littéraire d'Anders Breivik” as part of our 'Rival Political Narratives' project

Recapturing the Reluctant Radical

Catherine Fieschi, Marley and Lila Caballero's first report from our project Recapturing Europe's Reluctant Radicals.

Shameful Voting

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Evidence suggests that voters for populist right parties are often ashamed to report their preferences, hampering accurate polling. Read Counterpoint's analysis.

Finnish Election: Analysis

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Although Soini came fourth, we should not read this as the beginning of the end for The Finns. Read more about Counterpoint's...

Finns go to the polls on Sunday

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Indications are that the True Finns won't match their successes of last year. But who really are the True Finns, and why...

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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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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....