The south-eastern region of France known as PACA has long been a centre of power for the far-right, but recent failures in the regional elections bring its future into question for Marine Le Pen.
After rioters outside the US Capitol sang Bob Marley’s ‘Three Little Birds’, here are more global instances when history has sounded a little out of tune.
Populists leaders are supposed to use simpler language than their opponents. A comprehensive study shows this is not always the case.
Are the conditions ripe in the US for violence before, during or after the presidential election?
Incumbent governments are enjoying renewed popularity during the pandemic, while far-right challengers get bogged down in conspiracy theories.
The French president presents himself to all things to all people – leaving voters with less meaningful choice at the ballot box.
Nationalism seems to be on the rise in Europe, with many parties hostile to immigration. But what role does immigration itself have their support? Research shows some unexpected impacts.
Populism and nationalism are two concepts that go together today. Isolationist proposals, Euroscepticism and a definition of nation against the “enemy” are three of its main ingredients.
President Emmanuel Macron has presented himself as a defender of the liberal order against the rising tide of right-wing populism. But he can’t lead Europe while mass protests have France in crisis.
Faith Goldy’s third-place finish in the Toronto mayoralty race should not be dismissed. We must be watchful of the potential lessons that other far-right politicians may draw from her campaign.
When France won the world cup in 1998, the team was celebrated for its multiculturalism. What has happened since?
More than 70-years after World War II, is Auschwitz still relevant to children today?
Emmanuel Macron is the latest to talk about reining in fake news. It can’t be done.
Data show that many people who consider themselves ‘global citizens’ also harbor strong national sentiments. The two aren’t mutually exclusive.
Amid the rising forces of populism and nationalism, it’s easy to fear a new age of tyranny. But history proves tyrants are often no match against democracy and its defenders.
Populist parties like France’s Front National typically stress traditional family values. So is it possible for them to appeal to traditional leftist voters like single women and the queer community?
Everyone has forgotten there were almost as many asylum seekers in Europe in the early 1990s as today.
Many French voters seems willing to give the new president and his party, La République en Marche, a broad mandate, even if they didn’t initially support him.
France’s new En Marche! party is on track to win 400 legislative seats, another victory for the country’s young president.
Emmanuel Macron may have won the presidential election, but his agenda could fail if his party doesn’t get a majority in Parliament.