Project: OtherInternational collaboration, Interdisciplinary research, Internal collaboration (LU)

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Political Science
  • Media and Communications
  • Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)


  • populism, nativism, post-truth politics, illiberal democracy


This project, commissioned by openDemocracy (opendemocracy.net) and bringing together universities from Sweden, Finland, Chile, the UK, Turkey and Greece, involves
• editing and coordinating:a multi-modal innovative discussion space on populism that addresses theoretical as well ‘practical’ political issues related to the
• initiating country and topic specific research projects
• establishing a book series on the topic as well as a series of audiovisual, cartoon and map materials making the research and debate developed in this project accessible to broader audiences.
Short title#rethinkingpopulism
Effective start/end date2018/11/012020/11/30

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University (lead)
  • University of Helsinki
  • Mainstreaming Populism
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Westminster
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Istanbul Bilgi University
  • Diego Portales University