Recently there is a growing tendency to use the term populism to describe far right politics. Such an equation is however simplistic, problematic and therefore often criticized. The following article focuses on the relationship between far right politics and populism and discusses several arguments criticizing the association between the two. More
The post „On “Authoritarian Populism” by Stuart Hall finished with the statement that Hall had learned much from Ernesto Laclau, especially from “Politics and Ideology in Marxist Theory“. This brought us to a re-reading of texts by Laclau. In Towards a theory of populism (1977), Laclau explained more
John Grahl, one of our workshop participants, contributed to this extremely interesting publication. See also the material from our workshop 2016 on the “Brexit”.
The fundamental first question is if we can still speak of a political left and right. And a definitive affirmation is underlying the main argument of the following. The reason for raising this issue is not the general ‘totalitarianism doctrine’ but its specific resurgence based on the view of both, left and right, being populist-authoritarian – as such, More Continue reading Peter Herrmann: Moving forward against the fallback
- “Right populism” is a misleading term because it confuses “populism” as a communication technique aiming at influencing, activating and organising individuals and collective agents in contemporary societies with the notion of an extreme right wing policy. Trump and May and Orban and Co. should also be analysed in this double perspective.
This report concludes that continued membership in the European Union is in the interest of British working people and their trade unions.
We reach this conclusion despite the substantial flaws in the EU More
Report for the NO campaign in the Dutch Referendum on the EU-Ukrainian Association Agreement, 6 April 2016 More
Issues like reproduction medicine (and the kind of tourism linked to it), the practice of making use of „egg cell donors“ or of „surrogate mothers“ are commonly seen as a bio-ethical challenge. Then there is talk about „values“ being put under menace more
A very big question which emerges especially in periods of big dilemmas is whether Left can support an idea when this idea hasn’t peoples’ support. In other words: Left’s legitimacy can be based on opinion polls? More
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