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Reluctant Radicals on Open Democracy

For the second stage of the “Reluctant Radicals” project, Counterpoint is partnering with Open Democracy to showcase excerpts from our country-specific pamphlets, crafted by writers in each country included in our project.

These pieces explore with passion and subtlety the cultural conditions that have enabled populist forces to emerge (or fail to emerge) in each country.

The full versions of the pamphlets will be released on the Counterpoint website in 2013. Extracts will be placed every day this week on the Open Democracy website, and much more will be revealed over the coming months.

Click on the links below to read the excerpts.

Monday’s excerpt was on Denmark, by Anders Rasmussen:

“Headscarfs and homosexuals – feminist ideals in xenophobic politics”

Tuesday’s excerpt was on Greece, by Aristos Doxiadis and Manos Matsaganis:

“National populism and xenophobia in Greece”

Wednesday’s except was on Germany, by Herfried Münkler:

“Covert and hidden populism in Germany”

Thursday’s excerpt was on the Netherlands, by Yvonne Zonderop:

“How populism grew its roots in the Netherlands”

Friday’s excerpt was on Finland, by Johanna Korhonen:

“The crumbling of Finland’s consensus culture: silence into rumpus”

Please contact Lila Caballero at lila.caballero[at] or Marley Morris at marley.morris[at] for further information.


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