POPULISM AND THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY | An Interview with Giorgos...

In this week's article, we reprint an interview from the Political Observer on Populism with Giorgos Katsambekis addressing many thorny issues of contemporary democracy. Left-wing populist...

The Euro Disaster

Many nations within the euro-zone are in chronic economic crisis, which has resulted in a permanent political crisis in the EU. Jörg Bibow and...

Forgotten populists: the Knights of Labor and the American Left

In this fascinating article, Steven Parfitt draws lessons from the rise and fall of the Knights of Labor —the first left populist movement and...

“The EU facilitates Tax Evasion” —Interview with Miguel Urbán MEP

In April 2016, the scandal around the Panama Papers detonated. Since then, the European Parliament has created a Commission of Inquiry to investigate what...

“March for Our Lives” : the post-9/11 generation rises against carrying...

March for Our Lives is the first mass social movement under Donald Trump's tenure as well as the biggest anti-firearms demonstration in the history...

Eurozone reform: dominion by technocracy?

After the formation of the grand coalition government in Germany and Macron’s pro-integration push, the discussion on reforming the Eurozone’s architecture has moved to...

[Mexico] “About Time!” – Jimena Vazquez

This week's special article by Jimena Vazquez, reflects upon the last Mexican elections. Jimena argues that the election result signals that: 'it is not...

[Turkey] Can Muharrem İnce overtake Erdoğan?

In this second piece on the Turkish elections, The New Pretender deepens its analysis of Muharrem İnce’s left populist campaign. According to opinion polls, only 7...

Challenging “Gender Ideology”: (Anti-)Gender Politics in Europe’s Populist Moment | Jenny...

In this long-read article for The New Pretender Jenny Gunnarsson Payne offers an in-depth analysis of the emergence and power of so-called “Anti-Gender”  movements and campaigns both here in...

Demonising populism won’t work – Europe needs a progressive populist alternative...

How should Europe react to the rise of populist parties? Chantal Mouffe argues that the consensus established between centre-right and centre-left parties on the...