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Aurélien Mondon

United Kingdom

Aurélien Mondon is a senior lecturer at the University of Bath. He is a leading expert on British and French populism and was a speaker at the 2016 Countering Populism roundtable.



The Rise of the Far Right: A Symptom of a Deeper Crisis?

10 February 2017 | Aurélien Mondon
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The unprecedented surge in popularity of the populist right-wing is often blamed on anti-immigrant sentiment or the influence of the media, yet these are not the only factors to blame. This article examines how widespread mistrust in political representatives can also be a cause of discontent leading to the rise of populist parties, and makes policy recommendations in light of this.