We can learn from populists (TruLies-Blog by Hanno Burmester)
Populism is on the rise in Europe. In a new blog article, Hanno Burmester is trying to differentiate between extremist and pluralistic movements, rather than using the catch-all phrase of populism. He also encourages established parties to critically question what they can learn from their populist competitors in order to win voters back: what are parties from the far left and right doing right?
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/.
Hanno Burmester’s contribution can be found here.