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The return of religious politics

Interview

Religion is back on the political agenda, with various religious issues the subject of intensive political debate. An interview with Ellen Ueberschär, president of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

By Dr. Ellen Ueberschär

Safeguarding Democracy in the European Union

Publication Series on Europe – Volume 9:

Liberal democracies are under pressure, both worldwide and in Europe. For example, in Hungary and Poland, farright nationalist to nationalistic parties are in government and propagate an ‘illiberal’ democracy. The dismantling of democracy in an EU member state is not a national problem – it is a European one. The study makes clear the dilemma in which the EU finds itself and what possibilities for action are available to it.

Populism and Extremism in Europe

The main topic „Populism and Right-wing Extremism" pools activities that foster the debate about the spread of nationalist and right-wing populist movements in the EU as well as developing counter-strategies.

The Dutch defeat ‘the wrong kind of populism’

Especially three developments appear to have caused Wilders’ “defeat” in the election. Still, the next Dutch government will chose a centre-right course on social-economic, climate and immigration policies.

By Simon Otjes

Radicalisation in Isolation: The Success of the Dutch Freedom Party

The radical right-wing populist Freedom Party (PVV) is currently tied for first place in the polls for the upcoming Dutch elections. Is this a clear sign of a radical right-wing populist wave in the Netherlands? What underlies the success of this party? And how can it be compared to other radical right-wing populist parties?

By Simon Otjes

8 Takeaways from the US Elections

Contrary to all forecasts, Donald Trump was declared the winner of the US presidential elections in the early hours of November 9, 2016. This marks a turning point for the United States, for open liberal societies and democracies in general. What happened, and what happens next?

By Bastian Hermisson