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...

Amok Runners: Crisis of Patriarchy and Gender Violence in Turkey |...

In this long read and original essay for the New Pretender, Alev Özkazanç writes about the prevalence of gender based violence against women and members...

Expectedly unprecedented: Media discourses on COVID-19 and gender violence in Mexico

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented changes to our lifestyles. Or is it, maybe, that the pandemic has simply underscored our already lived normality,...

Gilets jaunes: why the French working poor are demanding Emmanuel Macron’s...

This weekend we have the great pleasure to republish the excellent Oliver Davis on the recent “yellow vest” protests in France. Is this only...

[Turkey] How the Populist Centre-Left is Challenging Erdoğan

Snap presidential elections will take place in Turkey on 24 June 2018. Although the plan of the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was to crush his...

On Strike Against Reality: Conspiracy Thinking as the Popularisation of Critical...

Conspiracy theories and post-truth politics have figured prominently in the popular consciousness throughout 2020; growing steadily alongside public health responses to the Covid-19 pandemic....

Turkey’s three-dimensional populism, three leaders and three blocs

Today, The New Pretender reprints a last piece on the Turkish campaign before the elections of 24 June. In this article, Omer Tekdemir analyses...

Messiah Musk

‘Elon Musk is my God’, ‘My favourite human being’, ‘This guy is the future!’, ‘Find a way to make him immortal!’. Exclamations like these...

Promise and Populism in Mexico

Today, as Mexico is electing its new president, The New Pretender offers an analysis of the campaign of the left populist candidate Andrés Manual López...

The EU cannot be democratised —here’s why

As the EU’s internal crisis increases with many citizens rebelling against what has become a neo-liberal project, European politicians are racing to strip national...