L to R: Geert Wilders of The Netherlands, Italy’s Matteo Salvini, Germany’s Jörg Meuthen, and France’s Marine Le Pen, May 2019 (Luca Bruno/AP)

I joined Australia’s Radio Adelaide for an introduction to the rise of the populist radical right in Europe, and its status amid the crisis of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The discussion draws upon the research and findings of the Populism in Action Project, with cases such as Italy and Belgium, as well as examples such as the tactics of Nigel Farage in the UK.

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There is a narrative about losing control, and the populist radical right has been very good at linking all these issues and providing an idea of a future in which people can again be in control of their future.