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About Hans-Georg Betz

Hans-Georg Betz is a leading expert on populism and the radical right in affluent liberal democracies, and has written several seminal books and articles on radical right-wing populism, nativism, and Islamophobia. His academic profile can be found here.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Matteo Salvini – Italy’s salvation?

Is it entirely unreasonable to expect that Italy's populists in power, though unavoidable, will end up like many governments before them – mugged by harsh reality?

Everything that is wrong is the fault of '68: regaining cultural hegemony by trashing the left

In the burgeoning literature on the populist right, smouldering resentment has so far not been sufficiently appreciated and expressed.

Endgames in Germany: bringing down Merkel

The CSU's position is weak – but unfortunately, not weak enough to not bring down Angela Merkel.

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