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The Great Recession and the Rise of Populism

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The success of populist rhetoric in Europe is worrisome as it presents a threat to national and European institutions, the rule of law, and other fundamental free-market democratic institutions, such as freedom of the press and the independence of the judiciary system.


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Correspondence to Evgenia Passari.

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Evgenia Passari, Université Paris-Dauphine, France.

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Passari, E. The Great Recession and the Rise of Populism. Intereconomics 55, 17–21 (2020).

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