Here to stay? Populism in Italy and Germany (TruLies-Blog by Giorgia Bulli)
Will populism become a concomitant feature of German politics, just like in Italy? Giorgia Bulli argues that whilst populism in Europe is not completely avoidable, the extent to which it spreads is contingent upon the response by the political class, civil society, and the media. Bulli’s TruLies-Blog draws the comparison between populism in Italy and Germany, thereby contributing to a series of blogposts addressing the subjects of Euroscepticism and populism in Germany and Europe.
The project “TruLies – The Truth about Lies on Europe”, aided by the Stiftung Mercator and run by the Institute for European Politics (IEP) in cooperation with Das Progressive Zentrum, has two principal objectives. On the one hand, it strives to deconstruct Eurosceptic and populist prejudices, animosities, and false assertions, by means of social scientifically-grounded analysis. Thus, it aims to contribute to a rationalisation of the public discourse and debate in Germany (and beyond). On the other hand, “TruLies Europe” endeavours to publicly communicate its findings beyond the select circle of scholars to political actors, civil society, and the wider public. You may find further information on our website: http://trulies-europe.de/.
Giorgia Bulli’s contribution can be found here.