Germans significantly underestimate unequal distribution of income and wealth

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Summary The German public greatly underestimates how unequally income and wealth are distributed in Germany. People with higher incomes and wealth tend to underestimate their financial situation, while in turn, those with less financial means tend to overestimate their standing relative to the overall population. The result of these misjudgments is that many more people …


Strategies for a World without Right-Wing Populism and Nationalism

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In this blog post for the Progressive Governance Digital Summit 2021, Cas Mudde proposes three strategies for fighting right-wing populism. On the one hand, it has been refreshing to have a year without a global obsession about “populism”. On the other hand, COVID-19 has demonstrated how vulnerable even the most advanced democracies and welfare states …