The Rise of Demotic Democracy in Europe

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The German, United Kingdom (UK), Austrian and European Union (EU) flags hang next to each other at the Hotel Sacher in Vienna, Austria, 24 June 2016.

The Rise of Demotic Democracy in Europe


LONDON – The shock of the British vote to leave the European Union has yet to sink in. Yet European leaders must steel themselves for what is to come. In fact, Brexit might be the initial tremor that triggers a tsunami of referenda in Europe in the coming years.

Across Europe, there are 47 insurgent parties turning politics on its head. They are gaining control of the political agenda, shaping it according to their interests – and winning power in the process. In one-third of EU membe...


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