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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...

Shameful Voting

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

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

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

A Women at the Oslo Bomb Blast, Norway

Norwegian Lessons

Counterpoint's response to July's tragedy in Norway, and an exploration of what it can teach us about elite behaviour, cultural conservatism and...

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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...


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....