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National Populism and Xenophobia in Greece

National Populism and Xenophobia in Greece by Aristos Doxiadis and Manos Matsaganis

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

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

The French Reluctant Radicals

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

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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....