Louis John Wierenga
Junior Research Fellow in Comparative Politics, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, University of Tartu
POPREBEL project: ‘The refugee crisis and the populist radical right in the Baltic states’
Louis Wierenga will outline the commonalities, as well as the divergent trajectories, in the emergence of right-wing populist trends in Estonia and Latvia. Particular attention will be paid to the intersections among right-wing populism, Euroscepticism, and ‘old’ (i.e. the question of the Russophone minorities) as well as ‘new’ (i.e. the refugee crisis and LGBT issues) identity-politics in the two societies.
- Kasekamp, Andres, Mari-Liis Madisson, and Louis Wierenga. (2019). ‘Discursive Opportunities for the Estonian Populist Radical Right in a Digital Society’. Problems of Post-Communism. 66:1.
- Wierenga, Louis. (2017). ‘Russians, Refugees, and Europeans: What shapes the discourse of the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia?’ Humanities and Social Sciences Latvia. Vol. 25, Issue 1.