The results of the last European
Elections of 2014 confirmed the rise of right and far right 'populist' parties
across the EU. The success of a range of parties, such as Denmark’s Dansk Folskeparti, Slovenia’s Slovenska demokratska stranka,
France’s Front National, Greece’s Golden Dawn, the United Kingdom Independence Party, Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement in Italy and
the Austrian FPÖ, has been perceived as a political wave which is transforming
the face of the European Parliament, and challenging at some level the
hegemony of the 'big four' well-established European political forces that
lead the Strasbourg’s assembly: the ALDE, EPP, S&D and Greens/ALE.
As 'populism' has become a major issue in many EU countries, this collection aims
to provide a critical understanding of related trends and recommend ways in
which they can be challenged both in policy and praxis, by using the
gender-race-ethnicity-sexual orientation intersectionality approach.
international volume combines extensive transnational comparative data analysis, as well as research at discursive, attitudinal and