gilets jaunes “yellow vest” protester on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris takes a photograph using his mobile phone (December 8, 2018).
There’s an orderly fashion to so-called disruptive "manifestations", as they’re called in French. But the "gilets jaunes" didn’t follow the rules. So who exactly broke the rules?
Still the centre?
Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
The 'centre' has long been chasing the right on immigration politics.
Demonstrators march down Paris’ Champs-Elysees Dec. 8.
AP Photo/Michel Euler
A populist movement that threatened to topple a French government more than 60 years ago has important lessons for today’s protests and why they represent a reckoning.
Who are the 'gilets jaunes', what do they want and how has France's political establishment responded to their populist challenge?
A Honduran migrant lies on a riverbank as Mexican police move away from tear gas fired by U.S. agents at the Mexico-U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico, on Nov. 25, 2018.
(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
President Donald Trump's deployment of inflammatory rhetoric about immigration is now in action. Here's why Canadians should be alarmed by populism that preys upon people's insecurities.
Viktor Orban and Matteo Salvini, two of Europe’s best known ‘populist’ leaders.
EPA/Daniel Dal Zennaro
It's a slippery concept but academics have reached agreement on some of its fundamental elements.
An American environmental activist at the climate summit in San Francisco, California, in September 2018.
During the November 4 US midterm elections, the candidates had to take into account the growing concern of many voters, across party lines, about climate change.
In this December 2017 photo, U.S. President Donald Trump congratulates Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, while Paul Ryan looks on, during a ceremony at the White House after the final passage of tax overhaul legislation.
(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Donald Trump may have executed a hostile takeover of the Republican party, but the GOP has been laying the groundwork for decades.
Demonstration of support of refugees, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015.
How can a hashtag supportive of refugees be hijacked by those opposing them? An empirical study explores the process.
Bolsonaro supporters celebrate outside his home in Rio de Janeiro after exit polls on Oct. 28 declared him the preliminary winner of Brazil’s 2018 presidential election.
AP Photo/Leo Correa
Jair Bolsonaro, a right-wing congressman and former army captain, is Brazil's next president, with 56 percent of votes. Critics see a threat to democracy in his scathing attacks on Brazilian society.
Xenophobic attacks in South Africa have been a major concern for organisations working with migrants.
Widespread concerns about the levels of immigration in South Africa make the issue appeal to voters across the economic and racial spectrum.
The old ideologies have to go so we can re-invent politics based in local knowledge and citizens’ initiatives.
Populism is currently attractive because it contains a grain of truth. If we want to be prepared for the post-populist period and hasten its coming, we must address these real issues.
As well as having dangerous social and political consequences, a Bolsonaro presidency would mark a massive shift for Brazil's economy, too.
Presidential runoff candidates: Jair Bolsonaro, far-right lawmaker of the Social Liberal Party and Fernando Haddad of Brazil’s leftist Workers Party.
REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes/Washington Alves
After four years of economic crisis and corruption, Brazilians have never trusted their government less. They showed their frustration Sunday, voting for two ideologically opposed candidates.
Iceland erupts in 2009. Then came repercussions.
Ten years on from global crisis, look to a little nation that had some big ideas.
A pop-up newsroom debunking facts and proposing real time fact-checking can change how media publish stories during specific events such as elections.
Monitoring the spread of mis-information and dis-information during the Swedish national elections by a group of scholars and journalist could set a precedent elsewhere.
Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The fourth is the Oxford-style debate series, this article argues that "the impact reflected by Trump is here to stay".
An asylum-seeker saying he’s from Eritrea is confronted by an RCMP officer as he crosses the border into Canada from the United States on Aug. 21 near Champlain, N.Y. Canadians have false beliefs about the so-called migration crisis, and politicians are capitalizing on it.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Canada's opposition Conservatives are borrowing from European populists in stoking fears about asylum-seekers and migrants. Here's why that's so dangerous.
The idea that welfare cuts galvanised Vote Leave risks identifying the wrong culprit.
Malcolm Turnbull has blamed the conservative faction in the Liberal Party for the ‘insurgency’ that led to his resignation as prime minister.
Truth and trust are in short supply in Western democracies. It's imperative our political leaders end the constant bickering and sideshows and restore public confidence in good governance.