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Populism at the European Parliament Elections

Populism at the European Parliament Elections

On November 13 Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen held a joint press conference to discuss potential collaboration at the European Parliament elections. Here...

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Populism at the European Parliament elections: how should the centre-right respond?

Populism at the European Parliament elections: how should the centre-right respond?

We are delighted to invite you to a discussion of the potential impact of populism on the forthcoming European Parliament elections. Date: November 4th...

Populist Fantasies: European revolts in context

Populist Fantasies: European revolts in context

Counterpoint today releases an edited volume on populism across Europe as part of the “Recapturing Europe’s Reluctant Radicals” project, supported by the Open Society...

Counterpoint interview with George Lakoff

Counterpoint Interview with Professor George Lakoff

Counterpoint recently hosted cognitive linguist George Lakoff from the University of California, Berkeley. In the following interview Professor Lakoff discusses how our brains work...

European forms of populism

European forms of populism

Catherine Fieschi discusses the particularities of populism in Europe in today’s edition of Libération. European populisms, she argues, have cross-country commonalities, but when observed...

What do policy-makers want from academics?

What do policy-makers want from academics?

Erik Voeten’s article in The Washington Post discusses the role of academics and journalists in providing policy-makers with material that gets at the ‘underlying’...

Reframing Europe in unfriendly times

Reframing Europe in unfriendly times

Trust in the EU is falling across Europe. With elections for the European Parliament coming up next year, what can EU leaders do to...

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Tentacles of Circumstance: The Political Consequences of Inequality

To explore the complex effects of inequality on European societies, this volume brings together essays by scholars of economic history, sociology, psychology and philosophy....

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Historic errors set in stone

Public monuments seem to have become the lightning rod of our cultural wars: from Robert E Lee, to Cecil Rhodes, to intimations that Nelson...

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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,...