Joseph Paul Forgas

Joseph Paul Forgas

Joseph P Forgas, AM, is a social psychologist & Scientia Professor at UNSW. He has published numerous books, including ‘The Psychology of Populism: Tribal Challenges to Liberal Democracy.’

The Curious Case of Hungary

The Curious Case of Hungary

The rapid emergence of anti-liberal political movements in a number of countries over the last few years has taken many political scientists and psychologists by surprise. And the rejection of the liberal democratic model is indeed puzzling, since Western liberal democracies have produced unprecedented levels of freedom, justice, fairness, equality,

Joseph Paul Forgas
Joseph Paul Forgas
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Politics
The Tribal Threat to Liberal Democracy

The Tribal Threat to Liberal Democracy

Over the last few years we have witnessed the alarming growth of both left-wing and right-wing populist movements in both the developed world and countries with fragile democratic traditions. Although pundits and political scientists continue to debate the precise definition of “populism,” it is accepted that the term can be

Joseph Paul Forgas
Joseph Paul Forgas
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