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Populism, Popularity and Political Leadership

Is a stance against the political, economic and cultural ‘elites’ a sufficient condition for populism? After the electoral successes of Syriza and Podemos in Greece and Spain respectively, and the disturbing ascendancy of right-wing populist parties across Europe (and of course the US), social-democratic and left parties are in search…

How to ban a terrorist organisation

The UK recently banned National Action- a far-right extremist group that had risen to prominence for its glorification of Nazi atrocities and of the killing of Jo Cox MP. This brought the total number of groups listed under the UK's proscription regime to 85. Lee Jarvis and Tim Legrand tease…