Tag: populism

Right Rising Podcast (Season One, Episode Three): Understanding Populism During COVID-19

ABOUT THIS EPISODE Guest Dr. James Downes joins Right Rising to give us an overview of populism – as an ideology and a political party. Along with host Augusta Dell’Omo, James helps us understand where populism is on the rise and where it’s falling and works through some common misconceptions about the term “populism.” He… Continue reading “Right Rising Podcast (Season One, Episode Three): Understanding Populism During COVID-19”

Authoritarian Populism, Emancipatory Populism: The Italian Constitutional Referendum

The crisis of democracy is rising across Western countries because liberal societies have failed to deliver democracy’s most important pillars that it promised: legitimacy, representation, and sovereignty. Recent literature states that the rise of populism is one of the symptoms of this crisis. In this post, I reflect how populism impacts democracy. To accomplish this,… Continue reading “Authoritarian Populism, Emancipatory Populism: The Italian Constitutional Referendum”

Right Rising Podcast (Season One, Episode Two): What Exactly is the “Radical Right”?

ABOUT THIS EPISODE Guest Dr. Eviane Leidig joins Right Rising to break down some key terms used by scholars when talking about the “radical right.” Along with host Augusta Dell’Omo, Eviane helps us with concepts like “extreme,” “radical,” and “far right,” and gives us some examples of right-wing groups that fit into these categories. But… Continue reading “Right Rising Podcast (Season One, Episode Two): What Exactly is the “Radical Right”?”

Right Rising Podcast (Season One, Episode One): Welcome to Right Rising

ABOUT THIS EPISODE Guest Dr. Will Allchorn joins the inaugural episode of Right Rising to introduce the podcast and its producer – the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR). On this episode, Will and host Augusta Dell’Omo discuss key areas of focus for understanding the far-right – including social factors, double-speak, and online… Continue reading “Right Rising Podcast (Season One, Episode One): Welcome to Right Rising”

Why did Heidegger emerge as the central philosopher of the far right?

Heidegger’s philosophy has legitimised the far right’s regional environmentalism, populism and cultural racism. On 28 May 2020, Björn Höcke, the leader of Germany’s far-right party Alternative für Deutschland in the state of Thuringia published a glossy picture of himself on his Facebook profile. On the photo, one can see him sitting on a park bench… Continue reading “Why did Heidegger emerge as the central philosopher of the far right?”

Will France’s Marine Le Pen be a profiteer or victim of the pandemic?

Is it reasonable to expect that the radical populist right is going to make somewhat of a comeback after the CoVid-19 crisis has passed? For those of us who have been following the radical populist right over the past couple of decades, one of the central questions today is whether the radical populist right is… Continue reading “Will France’s Marine Le Pen be a profiteer or victim of the pandemic?”

Germany: is the COVID-19 pandemic weakening the far right?

German far-right responses to the COVID-19 pandemic reveal their lack of social responsibility. As the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting public life across the globe, the far-right “Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the Occident” (PEGIDA) which emerged from the eastern German city of Dresden has difficulties to conform with the new safety and health regulations.… Continue reading “Germany: is the COVID-19 pandemic weakening the far right?”