Additional resources

Week 9: Understanding and challenging populism

Additional Resources and Alternative Perspectives

Interested to learn more about this week’s topic? We have selected some materials for you. These resources consist of introductory information, in-depth texts, case studies and challenging, counter perspectives.

Introductions and Definitions

Gordon Allport’s Contact Hypothesis Facing History and Ourselves (2019)

Counter-narrative through storytelling Claudio Tocchi (2018)


Additional Contexts

Toxic Narratives: Monitoring alternative-right actors Amadeu Antonio Stiftung (2017)

Social Media: A global perspective John Postill (2019) 


Relevant Research

Fear and loathing in populist campaigns? Comparing the communication style of populists and non-populists in elections worldwide Alessandro Nai (2017)

Negativity, emotionality and populist rhetoric in election campaigns worldwide, and their effects on media attention and electoral success Jacques Gerstlé and Alessandro Nai (2019)

Israel Butler -Additional resources Migration Matters (2019)


Different Perspectives

Bolsonaro takes office as Brazil’s president Reuters (2019)

Why populism is back in full force The Hill (2019)