Rogers Brubaker (UCLA): Why Populism? Mikko Salmela (Helsinki) and Christian von Scheve (FU Berlin): Emotional Roots of Right-wing Political Populism. Simon Tormey (Sydney): Populism: Democracy’s Pharmakon? Ronald U. Mendoza, Michael Ilagan, Miann Sombise Banaag, and Ivyrose Baysic (Ateneo de Manila): Costing Populist Policies. Majid KhosraviNik (Newcastle): Right Wing Populism in the West, Social Media Discourse and Echo Chambers. From the American Interest, Francis Fukuyama on what is populism; why populist nationalism now; and the future of populism at home and abroad. How we got here: Andrew Arato on transition failures, their causes, and the populist interest in the constitution.

Samir Gandesha (Simon Fraser): Understanding Populism, Left and Right. Raghuram Rajan on how populist nationalism is “the first step toward crony capitalism”. Noam Gidron (Princeton) and Peter A. Hall (Harvard): The Politics of Social Status: Economic and Cultural Roots of the Populist Right. This new poll shows that populism doesn’t stem from people’s economic distress. The new populism isn’t about economics: Nationalist candidates are winning around the globe in growing economies — another crisis is afoot. Neil Davidson (Glasgow): Choosing or Refusing to Take Sides in an Era of Right-Wing Populism. Dani Rodrik on how to combat populist demagogues.

Ruth Wodak (Lancaster): The Politics of Fear: What Right-Wing Populist Discourses Mean. Ruth Wodak (Lancaster) and Michal Krzyzanowski (Liverpool): Right-wing Populism in Europe and USA: Contesting Politics and Discourse beyond “Orbanism” and “Trumpism”.Nick Barlow (Queen Mary): Populism and the Centre. Attila Antal (Eotvos Lorand): Empire and Multitude Populism: The Political and Social Theory of Contemporary Populisms. David Landau (FSU): Populist Constitutions. Mario Blejer and Piroska Nagy-Mohacsi on populism and time inconsistency. Luigi Guiso, Helios Herrera, Massimo Morelli, and Tommaso Sonno on the spread of populism in western countries.