Jan-Werner Müller is a Professor of Politics at Princeton. His books include What Is Populism? and Contesting Democracy: Political Ideas in Twentieth-Century Europe. (April 2018)
The Bright Side of Populism?
It may be seen, in southern Europe, that protest parties play a key role in renewing democratic systems—in particular by showing that there can be real alternatives. But that presumes that such parties leave behind the temptations of both populism and technocracy.
June 8, 2018
‘Orbán: Hungary’s Strongman’ by Paul Lendvai
Orbán: Hungary’s Strongman
by Paul Lendvai
April 5, 2018 issue
Austria's New Populists
Austria's Freedom Party—a party that was once described as a “party of former Nazis for former Nazis”—will have a second chance at the presidency in early October. Could Austria become the first Western European country since World War II to have a far-right president?
July 25, 2016
Poland Swerves Right
In both Poland and Hungary the largest parties are on the right, and many losers of the transition to capitalism, who would have been a natural constituency for a proper social democratic party, have ended up supporting the more extreme version of the right on offer: the racist Jobbik party in Hungary and PiS in Poland.
February 11, 2016