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The State of Populism in Europe 2018
2019-03-14

The State of Populism in Europe 2018

The FEPS and Policy Solutions website of reference, the Populism Tracker sees four years of existence. This rich material is then collected in a yearly publication that we have the pleasure to share with you – "The State of Populism in Europe 2018".

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New book: Progressive Answers to Populism
2019-02-17

New book: Progressive Answers to Populism

The central objective of this book is to offer potential and effective answers to NGOs, politicians or anyone who wants to counter populism.

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New book: "The State of Populism in Europe - 2017"
2018-04-16

New book: "The State of Populism in Europe - 2017"

This FEPS - Policy Solutions - FES Budapest book surveys the popularity and influence of populist parties in the EU in 2017. Readers can also learn in more detail about the state of populism in five EU countries where elections were held last year.

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Fighting Back: Liberal Democratic Responses to the Populist Challenge
2017-06-01

Fighting Back: Liberal Democratic Responses to the Populist Challenge

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Budapest, CEU Center for European Neighborhood Studies, Policy Solutions and Political Capital cordially invite you to their joint conference, entitled: ‘Fighting Back: Liberal Democratic Responses to the Populist Challenge’.

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New book: The State of Populism in Europe in 2016
2017-03-12

New book: The State of Populism in Europe in 2016

The new study of Policy Solutions and FEPS surveys the popularity and the influence of populist parties in the EU’s 28 Member States in 2016. In this new book, we examine the countries in which populist parties were able to achieve real breakthroughs, and those in which they caused ‘more smoke than fire.’

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PS-FEPS’ new Populism Tracker website was presented in Brussels
2016-10-03

PS-FEPS’ new Populism Tracker website was presented in Brussels

The Populism Tracker is a comprehensive website that aims at observing the trends of populism in all the Member States of the European Union. The website allows readers to track the popularity of all European populist parties on the Populism Map, analyse the trends with the help of the continuously updated Populism Graph, and read the studies, researches and analyses on populism published by Policy Solutions, FEPS and their partners.

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New study: Jobbik going mainstream. Strategy shift of the far-right in Hungary
2016-08-10

New study: Jobbik going mainstream. Strategy shift of the far-right in Hungary

András Bíró-Nagy and Tamás Boros, co-directors of Policy Solutions have published a new analysis on the strategy shift of Jobbik, Hungary's far-right party. The book chapter entitled 'Jobbik going mainstream. Strategy shift of the far-right in Hungary' is a contribution to a new book on the 'Extreme Right in Europe'.

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THE FAR-RIGHT AND THE MAINSTREAM
2015-06-18

THE FAR-RIGHT AND THE MAINSTREAM

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and Policy Solutions have jointly decided to hold a conference entitled ’The far-right and the mainstream’. The conference aims to provide an in-depth investigation of the interaction between the far-right and mainstream politics.

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Facing Political Extremism in Visegrad Countries
2014-09-18

Facing Political Extremism in Visegrad Countries

On 23rd July 2014 in Budapest, Policy Solutions and the European Values Think Tank (EV TT), a Prague-based public policy research institute, organized a National Seminar on political communication of integration of minorities, consisting of a roundtable discussion and public debate.

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Who are the New Critics of the European Union?
2014-07-21

Who are the New Critics of the European Union?

Even before the actual results were tallied, the 2014 elections to the European Parliament were regarded as unique by analysts on account of the anticipated Europe-wide rise in the strength of euro-sceptic and populist parties. The final results bore out analysts’ expectations.

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Jobbik: slapped for success
2011-10-03

Jobbik: slapped for success

The times call for an economically populist agenda, and Jobbik appears to be successfully adapting to this requirement. Drawing on a mix of its own xenophobic/anti-globalisation ideas, Fidesz’ previous opposition rhetoric, and traditional left-wing ideas, it is steadfastly attacking the government’s economic policies. At the same time, a careful process of marginalizing some of the far-right movement’s most radical figures has begun.

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For some, Jobbik is all that’s left
2011-04-18

For some, Jobbik is all that’s left

According to the latest surveys, Jobbik has gained a few percent in the polls. Like the other two parliamentary opposition parties, however, it is still incapable of attracting a sizeable portion of those disappointed in Fidesz.

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Jobbik bides its time
2010-09-09

Jobbik bides its time

Making it into the news has become much more difficult for Jobbik now that the novelty of its ascendance has worn off.

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State of Populism in Europe - 2018

This volume presents the work of Policy Solutions and FEPS over the last year, reviewing the trends and the most important activities of populist parties in the 28 EU countries.

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Progressive Answers to Populism

Why Europeans vote for populist parties and how Progressives should respond to this challenge

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Populism Report - April-June 2018

The state of populism in the European Union in Q2 2018

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Populism Report - January-March 2018

The state of populism in the European Union in Q1 2018

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The State of Populism in Europe - 2017

This FEPS - Policy Solutions - FES Budapest book surveys the popularity and influence of populist parties in the EU in 2017. Readers can also learn in more detail about the state of populism in five EU countries where elections were held last year.

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Tamas Boros: Options for the left in the time of populism

If there is a single political term which even those indifferent to public life have heard in the past year, it is populism. This paper analyses the possibilities of the European Left in the era of populism.

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The State of Populism in Europe (2016)

The State of Populism in Europe (2016) book surveys the popularity and influence of all populist parties in the EU’s 28 Member States.

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Politics and Classes in Hungary

Photobook on Hungarian Voting Groups

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More Radical than the Radicals: the Jobbik Party in international comparison

In: Right-wing Extremism in Europe — Country Analyses, Counter-Strategies and Labor-Market Oriented Exit Strategies

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Tamás Boros: Rising euroscepticism and potential EU responses

In: Problems of Representative Democracy in Europe

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Who are the New Critics of the European Union?

Euro-sceptism in the European Union and in Hungary - Analysis of the impact of the 2014 elections to the European Parliament

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JOBBIK IN TROUBLE OVER EASTERN TIES AND EXTREMISM

Hungarian Politics In-Depth - Election Edition, 1-15 May 2014

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STATE OF THE RACE - JOBBIK GOING MAINSTREAM

Hungarian Politics In-Depth - Election Edition, 15-31 March 2014

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Right-Wing Extremism in Hungary

In: Right-Wing Extremism in Europe (FES)

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Opposition at halftime

Hungarian Politics In-Depth, 2012, Week 25

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Extreme Right in Hungary

Executive summary of the Policy Solutions study

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Jobbik: slapped for success

Hungarian Politics In-Depth, 2011, Week 40

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For some, Jobbik is all that’s left

Hungarian Politics In-Depth, 2011, Week 16

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Jobbik bides its time

Hungarian Politics In-Depth, Week 37

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About Us

Policy Solutions is a progressive political research institute based in Brussels and Budapest. It was founded in 2008 and it is committed to the values of liberal democracy, solidarity, equal opportunity and European integration. The focus of Policy Solutions’ work is on understanding political processes in Hungary and the European Union. Among the pre-eminent areas of our research are the investigation of how the quality of democracy evolves, the analysis of factors driving euroscepticism, populism and the far-right, and election research. 

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