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COVID-19 Freezes Support for Populism, New Book Claims

DEMOS H2020 scholars analyse how populist forces handled the first wave of the pandemic.

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Populism thrives in crises, but European populist parties failed to turn the coronavirus pandemic into political support. Citizens channelled attention to the implications of a serious new disease instead of populists’ polarising tactics. As a result, populism lost ground during the period. This is the crucial takeaway from a new book assessing populist parties’ strategies towards the COVID-19 crisis in eight European countries. Edited by DEMOS co-investigators Giuliano Bobba (University of Turin) and Nicolas Hubé (University of Lorraine), the book Populism and the Politicization of the COVID-19 Crisis in Europe, published by Palgrave Macmillan, came out in March in print and e-book. The publication features chapters by DEMOS scholars from the UK, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Hungary, Czechia, and Poland. DEMOS will be releasing pre-prints of the book. Read more information and download all book chapters for free on the DEMOS H2020 website: https://bit.ly/Book_Populism_Pandemic Book Information Title: Populism and the Politicization of the COVID-19 Crisis in Europe Editors: Giuliano Bobba (University of Turin); Nicolas Hubé (University of Lorraine). Publication date: March, 2021 Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Topics: Eurpean Politics Number of pages: 144 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-66011-6

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