Wolfgang Merkel 

Director emeritus of the “Democracy and Democratisation” research program, Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB); Professor em. of Political Science, Humboldt University Berlin

 

Visiting Fellow
(September – December 2020)

Project:

Crisis, Moral, and Politics in the 21st Century: How Crises Change our Democracies

The world has been confronted with at least four different types of crisis since the turn of the century: First, the Great Financial Crisis and the Euro-Crisis after 2008; second, the migration crisis in 2015 and thereafter; third, the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020; and fourth, the accelerated and ongoing crisis of climate change. What do these crises have in common and which impact will they have on the quality and stability of liberal and illiberal democracies? Which are the causes and consequences of these crises for democracy in the 21st century?


Populismusbarometer 2020
Populistische Einstellungen bei Wählern und Nichtwählern in Deutschland 2020
Studie der Bertelsmann-Stiftung und des Wissenschaftszentrums Berlin für Sozialforschung
Autoren: Wolfgang Merkel und Robert Vehrkamp

“Im Jahr vor der Bundestagswahl 2021 sind immer weniger Menschen populistisch eingestellt, vor allem in der politischen Mitte. Der abschwellende Populismus bringt die Populisten in die Defensive. Gleichzeitig steigen die Gefahren einer weiteren Radikalisierung am rechten Rand. [weiterlesen…]