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Dr Vassilis Petsinis


University of Tartu

WP3 Researcher

POPREBEL project: ‘ The refugee crisis and the populist and radical right in the Baltic States’

Vasileios Petsinis 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.


  • Petsinis, V. and Braghiroli, S. (2019) ‘Between party-systems and identity-politics: The populist and radical right in Estonia and Latvia’, European Politics and Society:
  • Petsinis, V. (2014) ‘Eurasianism and the Far Right in Central and Southeast Europe’, Central and Eastern European Review, 8 (1), pp. 1-10
  • Petsinis, V. (2015) ‘The ‘New’ Far Right in Hungary: A Political Psychologist’s Perspective’, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 23(2), pp. 272-287
  • Petsinis, V. (2016) ‘Ethnic Relations, the EU, and Geopolitical Implications: The Cases of Croatia and Estonia’, Ethnopolitics, 15 (2), pp. 230-244
  • Petsinis, V. (2017) ‘The Banality of Golden Dawn: Return to Political Normality?’, Global Affairs, 3(1), pp. 33-44