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About Giorgos Katsambekis

Giorgos Katsambekis is lecturer in European and International Politics at Loughborough University. He has previously worked at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and remains a member of the POPULISMUS research team ( He is the co-editor of the volumes Radical Democracy and Collective Movements Today (Ashgate, 2014) and The Populist Radical Left in Europe (Routledge, forthcoming).

Articles by Giorgos Katsambekis

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Claire Provost

Claire Provost is editor of 50.50 covering gender, sexuality and social justice.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Re-igniting political polarisation in Greece: the ‘liberal’ opposition’s turn to the right and the challenges for democracy

What is often ignored across Europe is the mainstreaming of nationalism and nativism, the legitimization of illiberal and indeed of anti-democratic ideas and practices by established ‘moderate’ political forces.

Argentina after kirchnerismo: The defeat of populism and Macri’s counter-hegemonic project

Current political change in Argentina is of great trascendence, as it intends to undo fundamental policies of the Kirchner's era. In this sense, Macri is as radical as its predecessors. Español

Argentina después del kirchnerismo: la derrota del populismo y el proyecto contra-hegemónico de Macri

El cambio político en Argentina es de gran envergadura, puesto que pretende corregir aspectos fundamentales de la política de la era Kirchner. En este sentido, Macri es tan radical como sus antecesores.English

Populism, anti-populism and European democracy: a view from the South

Isn’t it time to start dissecting the extremism of this ‘moderate centre’? Is it not the duty of every truly moderate citizen/social scientist, of every democrat, to radically oppose this extremism camouflaged as moderation? 

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