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About Antonis Galanopoulos

Antonis Galanopoulos holds a master’s degree in Political Theory and Philosophy and a bachelor's degree in Psychology (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). His main research interests are discourse analysis, populism, biopolitics, Lacanian theory and political psychology. He has translated articles by Chantal Mouffe, Ernesto Laclau, Slavoj Žižek and others into Greek. He tweets @antonisgal.

Articles by Antonis Galanopoulos

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

The strange death of social democracy in Europe

What happened to social democratic parties in Europe? And what is coming to take their place?

Populismo sin líderes: el surgimiento del "ciudadanismo"

¿Es el populismo de izquierdas la mejor respuesta al populismo de derechas? Entrevista con Paolo Gerbaudo sobre "ciudadanismo" – el movimiento político que define a esta generación. English

Populism with no leaders: the rise of 'citizenism' and how to understand it

Is left-wing populism the best response to right-wing populism? An interview with Paolo Gerbaudo on 'citizenism' - the defining political movement of this generation. Español

Populism, nationalism and transnationalism

An interview with Benjamin de Cleen, Assistant Professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, on nationalism vs populism in Europe, the Flemish far-right and the limits of the cordon sanitaire.

Populism and liberal democracy: is Greece the exception or the future of Europe?

Cas Mudde - one of the most distinguished scholars in the fields of the extreme right and populism - discusses far right and new left parties, with a special focus on Europe and Greece.

Creating the people: an interview with Aurelien Mondon on populism

Populism is a political style whereby the populist creates her/his ‘people’ according to her/his ideological goals. ‘The people’ therefore can take many shapes and forms and be used in both inclusive and exclusive ways.

Feeding fascism in Greece: the memorandum, the state of exception and the police

The factors that contribute to the inexorable rise of fascism in societies, described here, have to be identified, understood and undermined by critical theory as soon as they occur, so that political action can confront them.

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