Tag Archives: populism

Losing Trust

MIKKO POUTANEN If policy issues are perceived as being simple enough to generate firm conclusions, disagreement itself becomes inexplicable—unless one impugns the motives of those with whom one disagrees. The problem becomes intensified when mainstream politicians and media both take … Continue reading

Is there populism in Russia? by Marianna Muravyeva

Russian populism is something nobody denies, not critics of the current regime, not its supporters. Political leaders openly appeal to the ‘people’ as the group in whose interest they are acting. However, what is important to remember that a) it … Continue reading

Neoliberalism and Populism in Turkey by Mahmut Mutman

The Turkish case shows that the universally accepted model of “neoliberal rule-populist response” is more complicated than it seems. The story of neoliberalism in Turkey goes as far back as 1980 military coup. The simple reason behind the coup was … Continue reading

Populism in the shadow of neoliberalism – the Finnish case by Jorma Sipilä

As for populism, we speak of mass movements of adults, who feel severe dissatisfaction. They have lost jobs, money, security and undergone unfairness and insults by public and private institutions. All this has led to pessimism towards the mainstream culture … Continue reading

The Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR) of the University ofTampere requests the pleasure of your company at its 14th Anniversary &Alumni Reunion 19 April 2017

Welcome to our reunion and wait for our blogs on the panel theme of populism! Programme 14:15 Opening Words and an Annual Report, Professor Risto Heiskala, Director of the IASR 14:30 Greetings from the University of Tampere Professor Seppo Parkkila, … Continue reading

Neoliberalism and Populism: A Short Survey by Mahmut Mutman

There are two ways in which we can talk about the relationship between neoliberalism and populism. Populism often emerges as a response to the crisis produced by neoliberalism, or alternatively (and paradoxically) they work in combination, i.e. neoliberal policies are … Continue reading

Nationalism, Populism, Globalism: Brexit and Trump 

by Robert Imre The victory of Donald Trump as President of the United States has been reported in various ways as a shock,  just as the Brexit vote was reported to have shocked people in the UK and the US. … Continue reading

Political trust in age of globalization, Clinton and Trump

2016 may well go down in history as the year in which trust in political parties – or rather the political establishment – declined considerably at least in parts of the electorate. It would be incorrect to say that this … Continue reading