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Populism and Democracy Collection

This collection of articles explores the growth of far-right politics, populism and the impact of COVID-19 on democracy. Explore the populism and democracy collection for free throughout September.

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Emotions and Society

Why feelings trump facts: anti-politics, citizenship and emotion
Matthew Flinders

Theatrical manipulation and seductive sentimentality: constructions of empathy in Swedish online far-right discourse about EU-migrants
Karl Malmqvist

Global Discourse

Castration anxiety, COVID-19 and the extremist right
Claudia Leeb

Politics of fear in Brazil: Far-right conspiracy theories on COVID-19
Isabela Kalil et al.

The collective disorientation of the COVID-19 crisis
Pablo Fernández Velasco, Bastien Perroy and Roberto Casati

Obedience in times of COVID-19 pandemics: a renewed governmentality of unease?
Didier Bigo, Elspeth Guild and Elif Mendos Kuskonmaz 

Entering the 'post-shame era': the rise of illiberal democracy, populism and neo-authoritarianism in EUrope
Ruth Wodak

The functionality of affects: conceptualising far-right populist politics beyond negative emotions
Julia Leser and Florian Spissinger 

Forget populism!
Frank A. Stengel

Challenges for a Left Populism: A Response to Chantal Mouffe
Georges Van Den Abbeele

The resentment-ressentiment complex: a critique of liberal discourse
Sjoerd van Tuinen

The functionality of affects: conceptualising far-right populist politics beyond negative emotions
Julia Leser and Florian Spissinger

Betrayed by the system: how the UK’s inadequate democratic system thwarts grown-up politics, and how we can begin to change this
Remco van der Stoep

European Journal of Politics and Gender

The populist Italian Lega from ethno-regionalism to radical right-wing nationalism: backsliding gender-equality policies with a little help from the anti-gender movement
Alessia Donà

The fight against ‘gender’ and ‘LGBT ideology’: new developments in Poland
Elżbieta Korolczuk

 Reversing gender policy progress: patterns of backsliding in Central and Eastern European new democracies
Conny Roggeband and Andrea Krizsán

Journal of Psychosocial Studies

Beyond the angers of populism: a psychosocial inquiry
Barry Richards

The psychodynamics of casino culture and politics
Candida Yates

Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice

Do Democratic governors lower economic freedom? A regression discontinuity approach
William B. Hankins and Gary A. Hoover

 The Political Red Queen
Giampaolo Garzarelli and Emma Galli

Policy & Politics

Can the governance paradigm survive the rise of populism?
Gerry Stoker

The Use and Abuse of Participatory Governance by Populist Governments
Agnes Batory and Sara Svensson

Public deliberation in an era of communicative plenty
Selen A Ercan, Carolyn M Hendriks and John S Dryzek

Policy overreaction styles during manufactured crises
Moshe Maor

The Effects of Economic Crises on Participatory Democracy
Pau Alarcón