Right-wing Populism: A Wave of Nostalgia
by Cornelia Koppetsch, 8/23/2018
For decades, western societies were marked by processes of pluralization, individualization, and liberalization. Why are attitudes and pressures of society against these trends becoming dominant? Why are escalating inequalities leading to the rise of right-wing protest movements and not primarily to renewed capitalism criticism?
Fundamental changes in the social morality and social praxis of modern societies are the causes for the rise of the new right-wing parties. Right-wing populism is anti-liberal and invokes authoritarian life forms and strong communities.