A new study shows how economic shocks caused by cuts to import tariff cuts in the 1990s is linked to the rise of populism in Brazil.
Populist leaders can be a liability. Their optimistic bias and complacency, ambiguity, and ignorance of science undermine crisis management and put all at risk.
Art and visual culture played a significant role in building a unified Afrikaner nationalism that allowed apartheid to thrive. A new book unpacks the issue.
Global cooperation is essential if climate action is to be effective, amid the right-wing onslaught against multilateralism.
The Socialist Party handily won Spain’s April 28 election, thanks to very high turnout among leftists who feared a return to ultra-right government. Spain had a rightist military regime until 1975.
Everyone seems to be talking about populism. But if it is to appeal to ordinary people, why is often framed as a negative thing?
Back in 2016, the Brexit vote and US presidential election seemed like a nationalist one-two punch that could knock out the European Union. Instead, EU support actually rose, new research shows.
The ‘centre’ has long been chasing the right on immigration politics.
Bolsonaro promised angry Brazilians he would transform their crisis-stricken country. But he didn’t say how. Five Brazil experts examine his policies on crime, the economy, women, the Amazon and more.
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.
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.
As well as having dangerous social and political consequences, a Bolsonaro presidency would mark a massive shift for Brazil’s economy, too.
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.
Kofi Annan and John McCain’s positive eulogies could be because both men seized moments of human dignity and decency.
Nazi, fascist, ultra right-wing - these terms seem to be bandied about a lot these days. But what do they really mean?
Right-wing and left-wing populists both claim to speak for victimised or disenfranchised majorities. Here’s the difference.
Doug Ford is invoking the province’s broad powers over municipalities in a manner that tramples on fundamental principles of fairness, reasonable notice and the right to effective representation.
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.
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.
Branding Doug Ford as a Donald Trump impersonator obscures the history of populism in Canada.