Populism and Political Change


For too long Governments have governed for those with the loudest voices, leaving others largely ignored. This has resulted in our lawmakers and political leaders being ineffective in tackling the real issues affecting many people.

An absence of leaders who genuinely understand and effectively address the needs that are most important to people has seen increasing dissatisfaction with the political system and our political leaders. People are becoming more and more inclined to follow strong visionary narratives in the absence of effective and skilled statesmen.

We are in desperate need of leaders across the globe who are visionary, have their finger on the pulse, understand and connect with all parts of society and, importantly, can translate this into solutions that go to the heart of the issue.

Led by Matthew Elliott, our Populism and Political Change programme examines public opinion in countries across the world and explores how governments need to change in order to provide more inclusive, affordable and agile leadership for their countries to tackle the great challenges of the 21st century.


Public opinion in the post-Brexit era: Economic attitudes in modern Britain

A brief guide to the German election: Merkel's coalition crossroads

French Legislative Elections 2017: First Round Analysis

A brief guide to the French election: Populism across the spectrum —left, right and centre

Overnight Analysis: Dutch Election 2017

A brief guide to the Dutch election: Will the rise of populism continue into 2017?