The study’s design and results have led to an overwhelmingly positive reception in Germany and created great interest in other countries. To take the debate to the European level, the study has now been translated into English and French
Despite more than two decades of populist parties gaining momentum in Europe, the phenomenon is still in need of an explanation. The significant gains made by those parties in Germany, Italy and Sweden underline the urgency of understanding the causes and appeal of populism.
To this end, the study “Return to the politically abandoned: Conversations in right-wing populist strongholds in Germany and France” has applied a groundbreaking approach: The study team has knocked at more than 5,000 doors in politically abandoned areas, holding conversations of 25 minutes on average while asking eleven open questions.
The study is now available in English and French on a dedicated website.