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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.

Golden Dawn, SYRIZA or a pro-Memorandum party?

Daphne Halikiopoulou discusses a very high stakes game.

The psychology of conspiracy theory

Steven Van Hauwaert explores cognitive shortcuts - important psychological elements in explaining the social and political appeal of conspiracy theories as a form of...

Breivik’s Rival Political Narratives

A new book on the far right by Norwegian investigative journalist Øyvind Strømmen provides a strong starting point for our research on Norway...

The conspiracy worldview

Peter Kreko, Director of the Hungarian think-tank Political Capital, explores the context of contemporary conspiracy theorising in a country grappling with a difficult set...

On the Reaction to the Toulouse Murders

Jeff Howard reacts to the tragic events in Toulouse from France.

The French Reluctant Radicals

With the French presidential elections looming, we ask: who are the French 'Reluctant Radicals' and what motivates them? Read Counterpoint's preliminary results.

Extreme Right

The Home Affairs Committee report last week warned of a rise in extreme right violence. How great is the danger? Read Counterpoint's...

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The roots of contemporary populism in the Netherlands

Here is something we published a couple of years ago on the rise of Dutch populism, its relationship to inequality and to deep cultural...

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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 the 2014-2015 migration crisis. Our research in Sweden,...


The wide open space of the French elections

So far, so good.  But what could go wrong in round 2? This is a good time to review the dynamics of the French...