The Rise of Populism: Lessons for the European Union and the United States of America


What defines populism nowadays and what are the reasons behind its rise in use and public support? What part has it played in the unexpected outcomes of political events in the UK, EU and USA? How populism functions in different European countries such as Germany, France, Greece and the Baltic States? What part in the spread of populist messages do the media play? Has the year 2016 been the highest point for populism or has it only begun its journey to the centre of politics in Europe? The aim of this collection of articles is to seek answers to these questions and continue the debate on the nature of populism, to analyse the experience of the US and the EU and produce conclusion-based recommendations to politicians and decision-makers.

This book features the work of researchers from Latvia, Germany, France, UK, Greece and USA.

The book has been developed with the financial support of the European People’s Party (EPP) Group at the European Parliament and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

The book is available here.