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About Marley Morris

Marley Morris works on migration and integration policy at the Institute for Public Policy Research ( IPPR). Before joining IPPR in 2015, Marley was a senior researcher at Counterpoint. Marley's research and analysis on the European populist right has been widely covered in the national and international press.

Articles by Marley Morris

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Refugees and realistic European options

The EU Commission needs to satisfy both a majority in the European Parliament and a qualified majority in the Council of Ministers.

EU: Reframing can go hand in hand with reform

On the crucial question of EU reform, reframing the European debate can actually facilitate, rather than obstruct, substantive changes in policy. Substance vs narrative is a false dichotomy.

Populist snapshots: Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) in the European Parliament

This article looks at the basic framing devices of the Austrian Freedom Party's rhetoric in the European parliament, and some of their debates. It is taken from a Counterpoint series on populist rhetoric leading up to the European elections.

Populist snapshots: Front National (FN) in the European Parliament

This article looks at the basic framing devices of France's Front National rhetoric in the European parliament, and some of their debates. It is taken from a Counterpoint series on populist rhetoric leading up to the European elections.

Populist snapshots: UKIP (UK) in the European Parliament

This article looks at the basic framing devices of UKIP rhetoric in the European parliament, and some of their debates. It is taken from a Counterpoint series on populist rhetoric leading up to the European elections, including recommendations on how to respond to populist rhetoric.

Populist snapshots: this week’s exchange in the European Parliament

An excerpt from the debate on discriminatory internet sites and government reactions (March 13, 2012, Strasbourg), followed by commentary on the political language.

The conspiratorial mindset in Europe

Scepticism is healthy for democracy, but not when it degenerates into belief in conspiracy theories. Dieudonné and Jobbik are but two recent examples that the conspiratorial mindset is alive and well in Europe.

Reframing Europe in unfriendly times

The EU must move fast and persistently to convince potential voters to gain confidence in its relevance and abilities. Here is how to reframe the debate.

Investigating the reluctant radical

Young, male and unemployed: our representation of the typical supporter of European right-wing populist parties is filled with stereotypes. Who does actually cast a radical vote?

Europe's new populist leaders

Populist movements pick up significant levels of support by presenting themselves as ordinary Joes who are honest and up-front about society’s problems. The most successful leaders are those that can embody this folksy outsider image
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