Introduction: Populism and feminist politics

Johanna Kantola, Emanuela Lombardo

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Populism is everywhere in Europe today: in politics and in research. Most research on populism has neglected the relationship between gender equality and populism. The aim of this symposium is precisely to scrutinize the relationship between feminist politics and right-wing and left-wing populist parties in Europe. The contribution of the symposium is twofold: to empirically investigate the relationship between feminist politics and both left and right populism, so as to provide a more holistic picture of their impact on feminist politics; and to study populist political parties both at the national level and at the level of the European Parliament. The symposium demonstrates the centrality of gender issues in the politics of populist parties and documents the effects populism has on gender relations, gender equality policies, and feminist politics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561–564
Issue number5
Early online date2020
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Europe
  • European Parliament
  • European Union
  • feminist politics
  • gender equality policies
  • Poland
  • political parties
  • Populism
  • Spain

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations


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