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Both main campaigns are focusing on the enemy, not the plan, in part, because the British political system hasn't caught up with societal changes.
Scott Morrison’s government may be more authoritarian populist than strictly conservative.
Authoritarian populism has been around for a while, but this government's determination to punish some groups make the label more apt than just "conservative".
Trump takes the stage at a Make America Great Again rally in April 2019 in Green Bay, Wis. Trump and his defenders claim the ongoing impeachment process is a coup. But is it Trump who’s truly engaging in a coup?
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Since the election of Donald Trump, the United States has been experiencing a slow-moving coup that is still in the process of toppling American democratic institutions.
Before the election that secured his second-term victory, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to the crowd during a political campaign road show in Varanasi, India.
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India's Modi government has used populist rhetoric to scare the public and turn Kashmiri Muslims into symbols of terrorist violence. The news media in India seems to be following along.
Presidential candidate Alberto Fernández with his running mate, former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
Populism has a long history in Argentina, tied to the legacy of Juan Perón. Where does Alberto Fernández fit in?
The platform of the People’s Party of Canada gets a lot of things factually wrong about the economic impact of immigration.
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The populist policies of Maxime Bernier's People's Party of Canada show a fundamental misunderstanding of how immigration has helped Canada's economy.
Johnson, now angling hard for the feline vote.
The Conservative Party has long positioned itself as the voice of law and order – now that's been shot to bits.
When people feel threatened, they’re more receptive to politicians who espouse xenophobic rhetoric.
Some view a retreat from democracy and the escalating effects of climate change as an unfortunate coincidence. But a new study shows that the two trends may be more closely related than we think.
European Union flags at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Sept. 11, 2019.
Political chaos is growing in the UK as the government tries to manage the country's exit from the European Union. What does the EU do that so angered UK voters that they voted to leave?
Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, in Ottawa on September 4. Bernier is associated with the populist movement in Canada.
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In this election campaign, it would be a good idea to recognize the existence of social inequalities and to rethink the issues of redistribution and social justice without giving into populism.
Demonstrations against the arrival of immigrants on England’s south coast.
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It's not all about the economics – people's sense of well-being may help explain anti-immigration attitudes.
If you want to know where measles is a problem, look for countries with rising populist parties.
Diplomacy by the seaside.
The system of multilateral international co-operation looks increasingly fragile.
This now iconic picture shows representatives Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Abdullahi Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. They react at a press conference after Trump’s xenophobic remarks.
In the US, women politicians from minority communities have become the leading faces of a new generation of politicians – one that will drive the 2020 elections.
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Populism is on the rise in countries where inequality has been fairly stable over time, as well as countries where inequality has grown.
Johnson arrives at the Conservative Party headquarters.
Just what is Boris Johnson, the UK's new prime minister: a liberal or conservative? A historian writing a book about Brexit, the focus of much of Johnson's career, says the man is hard to pin down.
A Syrian family loads their belongings as they evacuate an informal refugee camp in Deir Al-Ahmar, east Lebanon, June 9, 2019.
Will Syrian religious extremists migrate to the West as refugees in need – and then do harm? A team of researchers surveyed Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey to find out the answer.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma at the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture.
Trump and Zuma seek to sell explanations of their misfortunes to the socially insecure and economically vulnerable. To an alarming extent they succeed.
Brazilian President Jaïr Bolsonaro and his Minister of Education Abraham Weintraub.
Brazil's far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, threatens to slash funding to sociology and philosophy departments. It was just the opening shot in a new battle against the humanities.
We are living through the latest battle in a 300-year long ideological war over the meaning of humanity itself.