The Future of Right Wing Populism in Europe

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The last few years strengthened the idea that Europe is witnessing a right wing populist wave that threatens the current paradigm of liberal democracy and united Europe. Yet, how far can right wing populism go in Europe? Is it robust enough to reach government and enact radical policies? This talk will address these questions and discuss the future of European right wing populism. It will analyse the political philosophy of populism and its modus operandi in order to understand if, under the current circumstances, these forces are real challengers or simply an unsuccessful phenomenon. If the latter is the case, the longstanding drives towards identity and patriotism are unlikely to disappear. How will these ideas and movements evolve?

Keywords:  Populism, European Union, Identity, Nationalism

Filipe Nobre Faria (

Center for International Studies, ISCTE-IUL