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Understanding Populism


Many consider the rise of populism to be the most important political development of the 21st century. The complexity of the phenomenon is highlighted by the variety of its triggering causes. In fact, the rise of populist movements across Europe must be explained with an interplay of diverse factors that may even reinforce each other and that differ between regions.

ECAS is implementing a wide variety of actions in order to understand populism and especially the reason for citizens’ support to populists and the impact of the populist agenda on citizens and on democracy. ECAS seeks to foster knowledge building, exchange of good practices, and capacity building of citizen and civil society movements, which act to address the roots and/or the consequences of populism.

Topics: Populism, Inclusive Societies, Deliberation, Liberal Democracies,

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