German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a conference for her party.
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In reelection bid, Merkel's not just up against a xenophobic, nationalist party in Germany. In the wake of Trump’s election, liberal democracies around the world hope she'll defend them, too.
On September 15, 2012, a protest in Sydney by Salafi Muslims against an ‘anti-Islam’ film ended in violent confrontations with police.
One Nation has built on the racism of its original anti-Asian platform by linking Australia's secular society to its Christian origins and presenting Islam as incompatible with this way of life.
Titian’s Rape of Europa.
In history and mythology, Europe always begins somewhere else. That should tell us something about creeping nationalism.
The famous story of a group of schoolboys trapped on an island is more than a little reminiscent of the real world right now.
President-elect Trump and Brexit booster Nigel Farage: two faces of today’s nationalism.
Financial crises and soaring inequality fueled the populist backlashes that threaten neoliberalism's core principles of free markets and free people. The world needs a new narrative to counteract it.
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This was a vote against the prime minister – not a show of support for his rivals.
Bolivia’s rural Chaparé region has pushed back against neoliberal policies using democratic practice.
There's truth in the analysis that the rise of right-wing populism is a response to the failures of globalisation. But is it the only response?
Banking inquiries in their current form serve as political theatre, rather than as a genuine form of accountability.
Members of House Standing Committee on Economics should be asking the directors of Australia's Big Four banks (not the CEOs) different questions, if they really want the right answers.
A portrait of US President-elect Donald Trump guards a residential backyard in Iowa, complete with lights and security cameras.
The better-to-do and the established of civil and political society have become complacent and deaf to 'those at the bottom'. The working class has gone over to the right-wing populists.
#FeesMustFall, and its demands for zero university fee increases, is in a second cycle of mass resistance in South Africa.
The leaderlessness of South Africa's #FeesMustFall student movement has ultimately fed into divisions within the grouping.
The PM came to power as the anti-establishment candidate. Now he could be the next victim of populist ire.
By dismissing the votes in June and November as simple 'disatisfaction', the political elites face a long walk in the wilderness.
Taking every opportunity.
The Front National leader is feeling confident after Brexit and Trump.
That grassroots vibe.
At first it seemed comical that such an unpolished campaign could win over American voters. No one's laughing now.
Trump won because his supporters no longer believe incremental change can deliver for them.
President Elect Trump has pulled off a remarkable victory.
Trump has won the White House by offering a vision of a bygone era, in favour of a more cosmopolitan, sophisticated future.
Whoever wins the US presidential election will have to govern for the whole of the country.
Insights from psychology, neuroscience, economics and political science on how the incoming president might move people from the extreme right or left of the political spectrum to a sociable centre.
While the citizens of the capital protest against their president, everyone else hails him as their saviour.
Donald Trump in New Mexico.
Donald Trump is the latest example of populism's return to the global political landscape. Nine scholars from seven countries examine the link between populism and democracy.
Donald Trump is often described as a populist leader.
In this special The Conversation project, scholars and commentators from around the world examine the rise of populism, and its implications, now and into the future.