We’re not sure if the cure, the populist outsider, will work and make life better. but we are willing to experiment as the old certainties of representative politics wither.
Given recent trends in India, there is a risk that a UCC would, in fact, serve as a tool for the BJP to entrench an ethnic state, thereby instituting the ‘tyranny of the majority.’
There is an intense similarity between the Venezuelan crisis and what we find in some other democracies – the same populist response to crisis and the same hesitation of the Left to take note of the class basis of this response.
The word populist first appeared in 1891, as the proper name of a dynamic movement launched by farmers and workers in the Midwestern and Southern US.
A survey shows that candidates who exploited populism somehow during the first round of the French presidential election captured about half of the vote.
Once confined to specific corners of the world and largely ignored, the 21st century has seen a revival of populism in politics. But where is it headed?
The Kremlin wants to build strong alliances with “pro-Russian” forces in the West. In France’s upcoming election, Putin is placing his bets on two right-wing candidates for president.
The legitimacy and credibility of those in power has been eroded by bad governance, patronage and the obsession to claim an exclusive agency representing the people.
Performance politics has made Donald Trump the new president of the US. But this is far from new to south India, where the mixing of cinema and politics has a long history.
2016 has had all the makings of a turning point in Indian history. What will 2017 hold?
The rise of nationalism in rich countries poses a worrying challenge to migrants fleeing wars, UN refugee chief Grandi said on Sunday.
President Obama warned against a rise in nationalism and said a backlash against globalisation had stoked populist movements at home and abroad.
Reductive, reactionary responses to the complex issues of today can be detrimental. Synthesising adequately nuanced solutions is the need of the hour.
‘Charisma’, as an idea, spans 2,000 years. Is there a link between contemporary charisma – considered a special form of authority – and the religious charisma of Paul the Apostle’s time?
There are two broad paths that may be taken to arrest the inequality-generating tendencies of globalisation – one is to shut it down and the other is to find radically new mechanisms of income redistribution to spread out its advantages.
Hate-speech and war-mongering are instruments of the populists, they are fiercely anti-European and therefore it is time to stop their ascent.
All possibilities of maintaining the current neoliberal model of capitalism have been exhausted, and the attempt to turn Donald Trump into “an absolute evil” is about mobilising people to protect this ailing status quo, embodied by Hillary Clinton.