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New pamphlet on Norwegian populism

Today we launch a new pamphlet by Financial Times journalist Martin Sandbu on the roots of populism’s success in Norway. The essay is part of our project on rival political narratives in Europe. It draws a nuanced picture of the Progress Party, exploring a fundamental paradox of Norwegian populism – the paradox being, Sandbu says, “how, in an overwhelmingly consensual, egalitarian and well-educated country, mainstream views can cohabit with extreme, even conspiratorial, beliefs – not just inside Progress, but in Norwegian society at large.”

Read the full pamphlet here. Read Martin Sandbu’s comment in the Financial Times here. And see the details of tonight’s event with Martin Sandbu here.

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