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From the Desk of the EditorFriday, November 29, 2019
TPQ’s Fall 2019 issue, published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, titled Populism and the Age of Upheaval, examines the rise of populism and its impact on the international order – from governance issues to the...
A New Democratic Agenda to Counter the Populist Tide Around the GlobeA New Democratic Agenda to Counter the Populist Tide Around the GlobeFriday, November 29, 2019
We currently live in a “populist Zeitgeist”.[1] In the past decade populist parties have surged in popularity around the globe. In a wide array of developing countries ranging from Hungary to the Philippines, populists have attained power...
The Rise of Populist Islam in IndonesiaThe Rise of Populist Islam in IndonesiaFriday, November 29, 2019
Populist Islam, in the sense of using Islam as justification for activism in the social and political arena, is growing in Indonesia. Calls for the implementation of Shariah (Islamic law) in various socio-political aspects is the main focus of...
Authoritarian Power and Populist ResistanceAuthoritarian Power and Populist ResistanceFriday, November 29, 2019
It is widely agreed that the Indian general elections held in Spring 2019 gave birth to an authoritarian mode of power. How has this been possible? How could democracy be the route to a new model of power in India? How could democratic institutions...
Beyond DisinformationBeyond DisinformationFriday, November 29, 2019
Ask a hundred voting age Filipinos whether they are satisfied with the performance of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and, if the latest surveys hold true, 85 of them will say yes.[1] More than three years into the President’s term of six, and...
Political Realignment: Threats and Opportunities for European LiberalsPolitical Realignment: Threats and Opportunities for European LiberalsFriday, November 29, 2019
In the last few years, the rise of populism has been the dominant narrative across the political spectrum. As the Timbro Authoritarian Populism Index shows, this narrative is not without justification. More than one in four European citizens cast...
Beyond Populism: Political Tribalism in Poland and HungaryBeyond Populism: Political Tribalism in Poland and HungaryFriday, November 29, 2019
While one of the best thinkers of our time talks about a “populist zeitgeist” that has been going on for decades in Western political systems,[1] in our opinion, what we have been experiencing in many democracies (or ex-democracies) goes...
Populism and State Sovereignty in the European ContextPopulism and State Sovereignty in the European ContextFriday, November 29, 2019
This paper aims to answer questions regarding the EU structure, modern party politics, the role of populism, and the pressure the international system exerts on state actors. Firstly, the EU legacy is described as: the general trends of...
Populism as Composite IdeologyPopulism as Composite IdeologyFriday, November 29, 2019
Until recent times, populism was something fairly alien to the average “Western” consumer-voter. It had the ethereal flavor of an elementary textbook definition — and when discussed more concretely it mostly brought to mind distant...
Confronting Far-Right “Masculinities”:  Implications for NGOsConfronting Far-Right “Masculinities”: Implications for NGOsFriday, November 29, 2019
Last October, Hungary’s populist Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, took the extraordinary step of revoking accreditation and funding to universities offering gender studies programs.[1] On the surface, banning gender studies is a bizarre act...
Populism and Climate: The EndgamePopulism and Climate: The EndgameFriday, November 29, 2019
The climate crisis is the greatest threat to humanity, but the actual fight of our lifetime is as old as humanity. It intertwines the eternal struggle against uninhibited greed, plunder, and hate. The main difference from the past is that today, we...
The Role of Leadership Networks in Turkey–Balkan Relations in the AKP EraThe Role of Leadership Networks in Turkey–Balkan Relations in the AKP EraFriday, November 29, 2019
“President Erdoğan was sent by God,” said Bakir Izetbegovic, a Bosniak member of the Bosnian Presidency at the time, in an election rally organized by the Bosnia branch of the Union of International Democrats (UID)[1] in Sarajevo on 20...
This issue was published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Turkey Office.
From the Desk of the Editor TPQ’s Fall 2019 issue, published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, titled Populism and the Age of Upheaval, examines the rise of populism and its impact on the international order – from governance issues to the environment to gender ideology. Since 2016, the world has been monitoring and trying to forecast the turnout of a series of events that started with...
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