We are thrilled that Dr Daniele Albertazzi (POLSIS) will act as principal investigator for an ESRC-funded project (circa £900,000) on ‘The survival of the mass party: Evaluating activism and participation among populist radical right parties in Europe’.

The funding will allow the research team to employ research fellows based in different European countries in order to explore the inner workings of a selection of populist parties, and what they gain from their activists. The team has ambitious dissemination plans via blogs and the social media, which will be overseen by Professor Scott Lucas (POLSIS).

Congratulations to Daniele and co-investigators Stijn van Kessel (Queen Mary University) and Professor Scott Lucas (Birmingham).