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The populist revolt against globalisation

05 Sep 2017 - 17:03
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2017 was declared to be the Year of Populism. After Brexit and the surprising Trump-victory, nearly all commentators expected a populist tsunami taking over the Western political space. With crucial elections at stake – in the Netherlands, France, Germany – it was to be expected that the nationalist-populist revolt against the establishment would also succeed in Continental Europe, endangering both the European Union and harmonious multicultural relations. It turned out completely different. 2017 so far seems to be the year of the anti-climax of populism and the victory of the ‘non-established establishment’.

Read the full article in our dossier: 'Populism: between renewal and breakdown of democracy'

Authors

René Cuperus
Director of International Relations at the Wiardi Beckman Foundation, think tank of the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) and research fellow at the ‘Germany Institute DIA’ of the University of Amsterdam