Medushevsky Andrey

Populism in the West and in Russia: similarities and differences in the comparative perspective

"European Dialogue” Expert Group and Konrad Adenauer Foundation have completed a joint project focused on studying populism as a contemporary European and Russian phenomenon. As the result of the study early in 2018 a team of European and Russian experts published a book “Populism as a Common Challenge”. "The European Dialogue” group posts the fifth chapter of this book, in which Andrey Medushevsky, researcher, philosopher and professor of the Department of Social Science of the National Research University explores aspects of populism out of the ideological context, looking into its social and phycological nature, compares populism-driven trends in Russia and Europe, and recommends practical measures to overcome populism