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It's a pity the 'orange vests' movement -a vicious mix of conspiracy theories on Bill Gates 5G and covid- came out after I already wrote on Italy for this amazing report about and the pandemic.

Anyway, have a look at the report, it covers 16 countries and shows how populism exploited the pandemic:

populismus.gr/wp-content/uploa

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📻 As usual, this 25 April Bella Ciao will echo through the Italian balconies, and Portuguese radios will play Grândola, Vila Morena, the song used as a signal to start the revolution back in 1974. This is important, but it does not prevent our collective memory from fading away. Learning history’s lessons to avoid repeating our mistakes is possible only if we build a collective memory that does not seek refuge in blame shifting, scapegoating, and revisionism. That is our duty. Asking whether in the April of 1975 the Vietnam War ended with the fall or with the liberation of Saigon is already a revolutionary act.

opendemocracy.net/en/can-europ

:lightning_bolt: New interview with Maurits Meijers 💥

We discuss the result of an expert survey that covers 250 political parties across 28 European countries. They do not simply ask if a party is populist, but how populist it is. Moreover, other dimensions of these parties are considered: their ideological position, their use of emotional tones, and much more.

Enjoy the read.

populismobserver.com/2020/07/0

💥 New interview with Benjamin Moffitt 💥

We discuss his new book, talk about European and American between left and right, liberal democracy, the reactions to the pandemic, and much more 🔥

Enjoy the read...👇

populismobserver.com/2020/06/2

It's a pity the 'orange vests' movement -a vicious mix of conspiracy theories on Bill Gates 5G and covid- came out after I already wrote on Italy for this amazing report about and the pandemic.

Anyway, have a look at the report, it covers 16 countries and shows how populism exploited the pandemic:

populismus.gr/wp-content/uploa

:lightning_bolt: Using the pandemic to introduce authoritarian measures, Poland and Hungary are drifting away from liberal democratic principles. In this interview with Anna Grzymala-Busse we link the current state of affairs to the communist legacies present in the two countries.

What happens to authoritarian parties once the country starts a process of democratization? And what consequences does this have on the newly formed democratic system and on party competition?

After the democratic transition, populist actors can succeed by exploiting the weakness of mainstream parties as well as their lack of accountability and responsiveness to the voters. As a result, populists can weaken the formal institutions of democracy, going after the courts, the media, and undermine democratic values.

populismobserver.com/2020/06/0

Remember when populism & climate change were the most salient topics in the public debate? Read this great article from Mattia Zulianello 🔥
doi.org/10.1111/1467-923X.1285

And, waiting for populism & climate change to come back to the fore, there's this interview with
Robert Huber ⚡️
populismobserver.com/2020/03/2

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💥 Tomorrow, new post on & , the shadow of their authoritarian past, the success of the far right, opportunity structures, and much more, with the amazing @MarianaSeMendes 🔥

Stay tuned...📢

📻 As usual, this 25 April Bella Ciao will echo through the Italian balconies, and Portuguese radios will play Grândola, Vila Morena, the song used as a signal to start the revolution back in 1974. This is important, but it does not prevent our collective memory from fading away. Learning history’s lessons to avoid repeating our mistakes is possible only if we build a collective memory that does not seek refuge in blame shifting, scapegoating, and revisionism. That is our duty. Asking whether in the April of 1975 the Vietnam War ended with the fall or with the liberation of Saigon is already a revolutionary act.

opendemocracy.net/en/can-europ

What lessons can we learn from the last crisis to manage the next one? Is austerity the only choice? We asked these and other questions to Catherine Moury, Associate Professor in Political Science at the NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Enjoy the read...

populismobserver.com/2020/04/2

💥Tomorrow new interview with Catherine Moury ⚡️

We will discuss about the similarities between the last crisis and this one, how countries and institutions reacted at the time and what lessons we should have learned. On , European Stability Mechanisms, austerity, and much more.

Stay tuned...

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Come and have a look at populismobserver.com/ 💥

The interview with Nadia Urbinati is now online 📣

How do populists undermine democracy, and in particular the separation powers, to establish an autocracy? A populist constitution, Urbinati claims, is a majority that constitutionalize itself, because the majority bends the constitution to justify an existing power instead of limiting any existing one. Democracy is now under a tremendous stress, and here we try to understand how populists actors can try to take advantage of the situation and to what extent different types of constitutions can prevent democratic erosion. The words of Nadia Urbinati help us to understand the present and, crucially, to imagine our future.

Read the interview here 👇

populismobserver.com/2020/04/1

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