A network of votes in the Eurovision song contest 2017
The network below shows the country participants in yesterday’s Eurovision song contest connected to their top 3 recipients of votes (both jury and call-in votes). The colour of the arrows corresponds to the recipient. We can see the two main contenders Portugal and Bulgaria clearly standing out.
The social base of Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron
Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will be competing in the election run-off of the French presidential election on May 7th. It is fair to say that Macron and Le Pen propose completely opposed views of what France should be. Macron is a liberal cosmopolitan, is pro-EU and wants to relax employment protection, and Le Pen…
Ausländische Statt Weibliche Arbeitskräfte
In Panorama, April 2017.
Will Marine Le Pen be able to draw voters of other candidates?
A question many people ask themselves is whether Marine Le Pen will be able to draw voters beyond her own electorate if she makes it to the second round of the French Presidential election (which looks quite likely). In all scenarios put forward in polls, she loses against all other possible candidates. It is interesting to…
Who exports where in the European Union?
EU countries connected to their three largest EU export markets (Eurostat data) pic.twitter.com/pLqE3WpDvr — Alexandre Afonso (@alexandreafonso) April 1, 2017 Source: Eurostat.
Brexit, Populist Right-Wing Parties and the Working Class
I took part in the Fafo conference in Oslo on March 23 and presented some data on the working class and populist right-wing parties. Here’s a video.
The Far Right’s Leftist Mask
Line Rennwald and I have a new piece up at Jacobin on the move to the left of radical right parties on economic issues. We notably discuss the difference between rhetoric and action.
European social models from crisis to crisis
New in paperback: European Social Models from Crisis to Crisishttps://t.co/lR8r0s8b3G pic.twitter.com/ewlL52Yma5 — Alexandre Afonso (@alexandreafonso) February 25, 2017
Is Sweden really the rape capital of the world?
Today, Nigel Farage said that Malmö in Sweden was the rape capital of Europe, accusing the large influx of refugees for causing an increasing in crime and violence. Donald Trump made a similar confused reference to Sweden in a rally recently. If you look at reported rapes, Sweden has indeed one of the highest rates…