Rising Populism and European Elections

Selection of collected contributions


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The primary goal of the Institute of European Democrats (IED) is to promote an in-depth discussion on the core aspects of the European integration process. Last year, in an attempt to shed some light on the challenge of the upswing of populist parties in the upcoming European elections and better understand the solutions ahead, the Institute of European Democrats set to launch a research project on "The Risks of growing Populism and the European elections". The aim of the project is to give our contribution to the European-wide debate on populism and to broaden and support the part played by the youngest generation in this debate. It was with this idea in mind that we awarded 15 research fellowships to young researchers. The results of these researches are collected in the publication "Rising Populism and European Elections. Collection of Selected contributions", presented at the IED conference held on the 24th of April in Bratislava.


Rising Populism and European Elections

Mihai Sebe: A brief overview of the Romanian case

Gentiola Madhi: A Five Star Digital Populism

Peter McGuigan: An Examination of the Radical Right and Populism In Contemporary Ireland

Aleksandra Rosinska: Disadvantages of Democracy

Norbert Kucharik: Growing Populism and Extremism in the view of the EP elections 2014

Pietro Castelli Gattinara, Caterina Froio: Opposition in the EU and opposition to the EU

Ellada Ioannou: Populism and the European elections in Cyprus

Linda Kohutova, Michaela Repiska: Populism and the Slovak Republic

Mathieu Camescasse: Populism in France - 2014 European elections at stake

Oier Lobera Ezenarro: Populism in Spain - different from the rest of Europe, but growing anyway

Costanza Caputi: Populism, Elites and Euroscepticism - the case of Austria

Francesco Nicoli: Populism, Polarization, Politicization, Participation

Radost Zaharieva: Roma migration in France - Free movement in Europe Union or a threat for the national security

Timo Lochocki: Which political processes hamper and benefit right populist parties' advances - lessons from the German case 1982-2012

Publications overview