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 […]

Statement in Washington Times about populism and anti-islamism in Europe

German political scientist Florian Hartleb notes that populist right-wing groups using anti-Islam rhetoric are making gains in European governments, including famously tolerant Scandinavia. He says “multiculturalism has [offered] a certain kind of vision” for Europe over the years.“But there has been a very negative debate on this topic – especially combined with Islamism,” says Mr. […]