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Metapolitics started from the idea of ‘the primacy of culture over politics as the premise to a revolution in the spirit of ‘right-wing Gramscism’ (Griffin, 2000).
Extreme Politics

The post-normal era, uncertainty, and irony politics

Article
Lisa van Turnhout
07/04/2021
9 minutes to read

After decades of crises, normalization and fatigue leads to young people radicalizing online. Irony politics is a way of adopting new political narratives after the political middle has failed to give answers to these crises. 

Politics

How the VVD party’s ‘warm right’ convinces ‘the people’

Article
Lisa van Turnhout
22/03/2021
14 minutes to read

The Dutch People's Party of Freedom and Democracy (VVD) remains 'on message' by succesfully normalizing their neoliberal ideology in the hybrid media system, which causes them to win the elections.

Before Parler was removed from Google and Apple's appstores and deleted from the Amazon servers, Parler users discussed the apparent 'cancellation' of their plaform. An analysis of their responses reveals a complex fusion of very distinct values and beliefs that can be linked to, inter alia, the Manosphere, alt-right movements and a whole range of conspiracy theories.

Waving Spanish Flag

How is VOX making the Spanish flag wave again?

Article
Jozefien Boone
14/09/2020
17 minutes to read

The rise of the far-right party VOX is changing the political climate of Spain. By hegemonizing the ideology of the New Right, the party re-introduces nationalism in the country's politics and public debate. 

forum voor democratie, thierry baudet

Thierry Baudet and Forum for Democracy

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Who are Thierry Baudet and Theo Hiddema? How can we understand Forum voor Democratie and what is their ideology? You can read all about them in our file. 

Fighting Liberal Democracy – An Attempt to classify Trump

Article
Sophia Würtz
30/01/2019
13 minutes to read

Observing Trump's actions is somehow contradictive - what we see is an economic nationalism on the one side, but neoliberal actions on the other side. This is why one could indeed speak of neoliberal nationalism.

Farage, Brexit and the anti-Enlightenment

Article
Dieuwertje Schipper
17/01/2019
13 minutes to read

After Brexit, we can see what a success Farage's campaign has been. By talking about the right issues during crises, Farage appealed to a certain population in the UK. His active online campaign was also a major contributing factor in his success.

Three Dutch yellow vests holding up a sign demanding democracy

The online identity of the Gele Hesjes

Article
Casper Arends
24/06/2019
12 minutes to read

This article discusses the online identity of the gele hesjes, a Dutch branch of the yellow vest movement. After a month of closely following this group it is concluded that its main battle is for a new political paradigm.