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Here to stay? Populism in Italy and Germany (TruLies-Blog by Giorgia Bulli)

Will populism become a concomitant feature of German politics, just like in Italy? Giorgia Bulli argues that whilst populism in Europe is not completely avoidable, the extent to which it spreads is contingent upon the response by the political class, civil society, and the media. Bulli’s TruLies-Blog draws the comparison between populism in Italy and Germany, thereby contributing to a series of blogposts addressing the subjects of Euroscep­ticism and populism in Germany and Europe.

The project “TruLies – The Truth about Lies on Europe”, aided by the Stiftung Mercator and run by the Institute for European Politics (IEP) in cooper­ation with Das Progressive Zentrum, has two principal objec­tives. On the one hand, it strives to decon­struct Eurosceptic and populist preju­dices, animosities, and false asser­tions, by means of social scien­tif­i­cally-grounded analysis. Thus, it aims to contribute to a ratio­nal­i­sation of the public discourse and debate in Germany (and beyond). On the other hand, “TruLies Europe” endeavours to publicly commu­nicate its findings beyond the select circle of scholars to political actors, civil society, and the wider public. You may find further infor­mation on our website:

Giorgia Bulli’s contri­bution can be found here.