The fascination of revolutions and the Ukraine dilemma

Revolutions are the big fascination, hope, illusion or tragedy in modern politics – stuff for dreams, illustrated in Hollywood movies, in art and literature. The attractiveness of this global phenomenon is also indicated in the high symbolism: People usually demonstrate in public squares and use slogans. The Estonian Singing Revolution or the Baltic Chain are […]

Explaining the success of Right-wing populist parties in Europe

  updated short version with analytical conclusions 2014 here: with Karsten Grabow: Europa – No, thanks? Study on the rise of right-wing and nationalist populist parties, Sankt-Augustin/Berlin 2014. http://martenscentre.eu/sites/default/files/publication-files/kas_36200-544-2-30.pdf Review of the whole book in the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/politische-buecher/exposing-the-demagogues-ausgepraegter-euroskeptizismus-13232728.html   Europe’s right-wing and national populist parties are on the upswing, even despite […]