The European Union is caught between right-wing populism on the one hand, and technocratic neoliberalism – with its own identity politics – on the other.
Although the first of these is seen as being a manifestation of Euroscepticism and the second as reflecting the establishment of the European Union, they have similar problems in essence. In other words, these two are faces of the same political regime. Technocratic neoliberalism represents the European establishment, aka the political regime. Right-wing populism is ultimately a response to this. In this regard, these two should be read together.Download the Discussion Paper