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New Cracks in the Global Far Right?

New Cracks in the Global Far Right?

In a remarkable confluence of events, the right-wing national leaders of the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel find themselves, at least for a brief historical moment, besieged by criticism and stark political dangers. In the US, President Donald Trump is facing a more serious...

Is the World Undergoing a Deep Populist Transition?

Is the World Undergoing a Deep Populist Transition?

In academia, we seem to have a fondness for the trope of the “wave” and “wave theory.” Samuel Huntington gave us the waves of democratization — a process of global, though asymmetrical, shift from authoritarian and oligarchic to democratic forms of government and state institutions....

Australia’s Own Brand of Radical Populism

Australia’s Own Brand of Radical Populism

Unlike radical right-wing populism in Western Europe, Australia’s "Hansonism" is largely a one-woman show, almost completely dependent on Pauline Hanson's personality and appeal. She has been called a "mischievous troublemaker, an "embarrassment" to the country, and just a plain racist. The...

Ayatollah Trump: The Global Rise of the Christian Right

Ayatollah Trump: The Global Rise of the Christian Right

Islamic extremism gets all the press, but Trump is just one of a growing number of Christian extremists in positions of political power. If Donald Trump goes to church regularly, he’s kept it a pretty good secret. He and his wife have made sure to alert the press on the few times he does...

Why We Shouldn’t Call the Far Right an Unpopular Minority

Why We Shouldn’t Call the Far Right an Unpopular Minority

Framing far-right populist parties as just an unpopular minority downplays the actual impact the rise of far-right populism has already had on European societies. Images of violent far-right groups marching the streets in Germany and the strong performance of the populist far-right Sweden...

The Disrupters-in-Chief of World Politics

The Disrupters-in-Chief of World Politics

From Washington to Rome, so-called "populist" politicians are hacking away at a genuinely broken status quo. But their alternatives are either uninspired or terrifying. Imagine a trio of tech-savvy and entrepreneurial souls on the prowl for the next killer app. They’re staying up late in their...

The Fable of Anti-Politics

The Fable of Anti-Politics

In this fairy tale from 2050, the invisible monster of climate change continues to ravage the land. Once upon a time, long, long ago, I testified before the great assembly of our land. When I describe this event to children today, it really does sound to them like a fairy tale. Once upon a...

Citizenship in the Age of Populism

Citizenship in the Age of Populism

Amid the rise of populism, citizens should stand up to authoritarian threats but be aware of their own actions. In a way, this is just another airy op-ed ubiquitous in today’s media industry about the dangers of populism in the age of Donald Trump. Yes, our media landscape is more and more...

Explaining the Rise of Populism

Explaining the Rise of Populism

Populism is a crisis of entitlement, and higher interest rates will squeeze some countries more than others. Former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton explains. In December 2016, the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States raised interest rates. This was the first rate rise in almost 10 years....

Dividing the Right and Conquering Trump

Dividing the Right and Conquering Trump

Trump's extremely effective at dividing and conquering his opponents. What would it take for progressives to divide his supporters? The resistance to Donald Trump’s presidency has been strong, sustained and multi-dimensional. The Women’s March after the inauguration deluged DC in a sea of...

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