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September 19, 2023 in Blogs, Faces of Populism, Research Projects

Only the Pragmatic Survive: The Meloni Government’s Struggle with Migration

Around this time last year, Italy’s first female prime minister, Giorgia Meloni, was elected bringing to Palazzo Chigi the nation’s most right-wing government since 1945. At the helm of this…
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September 18, 2023 in Agora, Interview

Sheri Berman on Populism’s Causes and Effects, Neoliberalism, and the “Fascism Debate.”

To launch the discussion, I was hoping you would talk us through the debate over the causes of right-wing populism, i.e., the supply-side and demand-side explanations. Because academically, I think…
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August 11, 2023 in Agora, Interview

Teun A. van Dijk on Populism, Ideology, Discursive Strategies, and the Reactionary Right

Teun, thank you very much for joining us. Your work has long been located at the intersection of studying racism, ideology, and discourse. I’d like to start there, as you…
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July 12, 2023 in Agora, Interview

Giorgos Venizelos on Populism in Power, and the Similarities and Differences of Left and Right-wing Populists

Giorgos, you have recently published the insightful Populism in Power: Discourse and Performativity in SYRIZA and Donald Trump. As the title suggests, you conceive of populism as “a performative mode…
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