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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
For the many, not the…who?
Right-wing and left-wing populists both claim to speak for victimised or disenfranchised majorities. Here's the difference.
Big History may provide a basis for drawing different human cultures closer together.
At a time when nationalism and religious ideologies are dividing humanity, it is important to find unifying perspectives on our 'origin story.'
Ontario Premier Doug Ford leaves a meeting with federal and municipal officials on the Toronto mass shooting.
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If Ontario's NDP and Liberals want to undermine Doug Ford's agenda, they'll need to learn from other centrist and left-wing politicians who have successfully challenged right-wing populism.
President Donald Trump shakes the hand of EPA chief Scott Pruitt after he announcing the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement on June 1, 2017. Pruitt submitted his resignation in July 2018 after a series of scandals.
Conservatives have long tried to attack regulators such as the EPA with “weaponized transparency”. Coupled with the inflation of uncertainty, the intent is to make regulations impossible.
A man reads a newspaper the day after the presidential and parliamentary elections in Istanbul, June 25, 2018.
The Turkish election highlights the growing strength of Turkish opposition despite the defeat and approves of a president who could be weaker than he would like to appear.
Clive Palmer (right) and former One Nation Senator Brian Burston announce the formation of the United Australia Party in Canberra.
Clive Palmer believes he can recapture the magic that saw him elected to Parliament in 2013, but what his new party – and others on the right – need is more discipline.
Giuseppe Conte, Italy’s new prime minister, will lead a government of populists.
Populist politics can only be sustained if the reality of international co-operation is conveniently set aside.