Team Populism brings together renowned scholars from Europe and the Americas to study the causes and consequences of populism. We seek to answer why some populist parties, leaders or movements are more successful than others.
Our general argument is that populism is best understood as a combination of individual and contextual issues (demand side) and the availability of successful leaders (supply side)
We expand on this broad framework by studying multiple levels of analysis, and we draw on different methodological tools, including experiments, surveys, and comparative analysis. To facilitate this work, individual teams are organized around functional tasks.
Team Populism announces version 2 of the Global Populism Database
The Global Populism Database codes speeches given by 271 Presidents and Prime Ministers to measure how populist they are. This version adds eight new countries, mostly in South and East Asia, and extends coverage for several countries to the years 2000-2021. It also includes the full text of all speeches coded.
Introducing the Leader Profile Series
An authoritative source for understanding the populism of political leaders.
OPUS | Young Scholars Initiative on Populism
OPUS very first Workshop for Emerging Scholars of Populism: "The Road Ahead: Charting a Course for the Future of Populism." The workshop will be held in a virtual setting and is scheduled to take place on September 19-20, 2023
- Alonso Casanueva Baptista and Raul A. Sanchez-Urribarri co-edited and published a second special issue on Populism(s) in Thesis Eleven, with articles covering a range of topics
- Erin Jenne, Kirk Hawkins, and Bruno Castanho Silva mapped populism and nationalism in leader rhetoric across North America and Europe in Studies in Comparative International Development
- Hugo Marcos-Marne, Carolina Plaza-Colodro, and Ciaran O'Flynn explore the relationship between populism and Spain's Vox party in Politics
- Stijin Van Kessel, Javier Sajuria, and Steven Van Hauwaert provide a cross-national analysis of populist party supporters across European democracies in the Journal of West European Politics
- Seven Van Hauwaert and Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser analyze the populist citizen from Europe and Latin America in EPSR
- Steven van Hauwaert, Cristian Schimpf, and Flavio Azevedo analyze populist attitude inventories in Politics