European Studies (EURS): EURS 500 Europe Today

Research guide dedicated to European studies and KU courses dedicated to the study of Europe - EURS 500

Policy Paper (Spring 2017 - EUR500 / HWC505 / HIST510)

Issue under consideration: Populist parties are gaining power across Europe today and have disrupted the politics of many Western societies. Whether on the political left or the right, these parties are proposing platforms that challenge existing positions on economic policy, immigration policy, and membership in the European Union (among other things).

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Populist Party Leaders (Selected)

United Kingdom, United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), Paul Nuttall

Germany, Alternative for Germany (AfD), Frauke Petry

Austria, Freedom Party of Austria (FPO), Norbert Hofer or Heinz-Christian Strache

The Netherlands, Freedom Party, Geert Wilders

Hungary, Hungarian Civic Alliance (Fidescz), Viktor Orban

Italy, Five Star Movement, Beppe Grillo

Greece, Coalition of the Radical Left (Syriza), Alexis Tsipras

France, National Front (FN), Marine Le Pen

Spain, Podemos, Pablo Iglesias

Poland, Peace and Justice (PiS), Jaroslaw Kaczynski or Andrzej Duda

Denmark, Danish People's Party, Kristian Thulesen Dahl


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