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
Austria was spared, barely, from far-right candidate Norbert Hofer being elected its next president.1 All the more painful, though, has been the debate about the rise of the radical right in general and the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) in particular. Bourgeois minds like to reduce the causes of the right’s rise to popular dissatisfaction with the on-going dispute in the country’s grand coalition more
In his article „Authoritarian Populism: A reply to Jessop et all“, Stuart Hall took issue with some aspects of the argument by Bob Jessop, Kevin Bonnett, Simon Bromley and Tom Ling in regard to „Authoritarian Populism“ and to the „phenomenon of Thatcherism“. Jessop et al had replied to „Policing the crisis. Mugging the State, the Law and the Order “ and „The Politics of Thatcherism“ by Hall et al.. more
In broad areas of Europe as well as in North America, right-wing populist movements and parties have a substantial following and have chalked up impressive electoral successes. In Germany too, after some delay, this trend has set in. In Germany and Europe in general, right-wing populist movements are characterised by four central hallmarks: 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”.
In recent years several EU countries have been facing a growing support for far right parties. Slovakia, my home country, is not an exception here. A couple of years ago the Slovak Prime Minister and leader of the social democratic party Smer, Robert Fico was asked if he felt any personal responsibility in this matter. He rejected this idea as nonsense and argued more
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.