Essays

The Atelier has been split into five ‘specialisations’, each focussing on a particular country in which the link between (digital) democracy and populism is especially salient. They are:

  • The United Kingdom (groups 1 and 5);
  • Turkey (group 2);
  • Brazil (group 3), and
  • The United States (group 4)

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Group 1 United Kingdom, Part I

Brexit under Boris: How Johnson Changed the Narrative to Sell May’s Deal

Author. Marlene Magerl

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Potential Threats of Microtargeting, Elaborated on the Example of the Brexit Referendum

Author. Franziska Guenther

franziska-populism-thesis

Barring Populistic Power Through Electoral Systems: A Comparative Look on the Forming of Populistic Power in FPTP And Proportional Representation

Author. Vincent Lakerink

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Group 2 Turkey

Constructing Power: Populistic Intentions Behind Turkish Infrastructure Projects

Author. Felix Wagner

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Populism in the Age of Social Media: A Case Study of the Turkish AKP

Author. Thom-Ivar van Dijk

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Populism in Turkey The Use of Social Media in Turkish Politics

Author. Sabrina Kutscher

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The Use of Excessive Decrees During a State of Emergency to Strengthen Populist Incumbents in Turkey

Author. Pieter Brongens

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Group 3 Brazil

Jair Bolsonaro and the Populist Rhetoric

Author. Aurora Molesini

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The Risk of Microtargeting Through WhatsApp for Democratic Elections: The Case of Brazil

Author. Consuela Bulat

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Bot-Driven Propaganda Campaigns in Brazil’s 2018 General Elections: An Exploration of How Political Bots Dictate the Online Political Discourse

Author. Madalina Nicolai

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‘Friends’ with Bolsonaro, or Yet Another Example of Populist Anti-Democratic Campaigning Facebook

Author. Dan Padure

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Group 4 The United States

Entering the Arena: Exploring Trump’s Insults as a Symptom of a New Stage of Populism

Author. Nynke Douma.

nynke-populism-thesis

Was it Truly Calm Before the Storm?

Author. Arjan Schelhaas

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The Modern U.S. Antitrust Debate: A Synthesis and Link to Populism

Author. Niels de Jong

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Populism and International Policies

Author. Mohammed Alkadhem

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Group 5 United Kingdom, Part II

Disunity in the Kingdom: Could Boris Johnson be the Last Prime Minister of the UK?

Author. Anna Harbers

anna-populism-thesis

Brexit and Parliamentary Democracy: Was the 2016 EU Referendum an Appropriate Decision-making Procedure for Brexit?

Author. Sujeong Nam

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Did the British Really Support the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) and Their Immigration Policies for Brexit?

Author. Kyung Lin Dong

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Populistic Aspects of Pro-Brexit Arguments

Author. Daniël Grotzbach

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