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Disputes and dilemmas

Disputes and dilemmas

Marley Morris writes on the EU's latest institutional wrangling following May's elections

Education, education, education!

Education, education, education!

Kirstie Allsopp’s misguided advice to girls to ditch the degree You may have noticed something of a storm in a media-stirred teacup recently. Kirstie...

After the elections – the European political groups

After the elections – the European political groups

Our analysis of the different populist groupings in the European Parliament

After the elections

After the elections

Our new charts explore what the European election results could mean for populism in the European Parliament

Shaping the vote: politics and populism in the media

Shaping the vote: politics and populism in the media

On 15 May, Counterpoint held the discussion panel Shaping the vote: politics and populism in the media. The event took place at the Lecture Theatre...

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Disengagement, division and the ‘peasants’ revolt’

Analysing the results of the European Parliament elections

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Counterpoint’s visual tool for comparing populists at the European elections

Our visual tool aims to rate the dangers posed by populist parties

Populist Rhetoric: Austrian Freedom Party

Populist Rhetoric: Austrian Freedom Party

This is the fifth in a series of briefings leading up to the European Parliament elections.

New pamphlet on Norwegian populism

New pamphlet on Norwegian populism

Today we launch a new pamphlet by the FT's Martin Sandbu

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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....