How vulnerable is NZ to extreme right populism?

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Radio New Zealand - The Detail podcast
28 February, 2020

Nationalist parties hold more than 10 percent of the vote in 14 countries in Europe. The German state of Thuringia is currently embroiled in a political crisis after the centre-right Christian Democrats broke a long-held understanding to join forces with the right-wing Alternative for Germany Party. 

Speaking on Radio New Zealand's podcast, The Detail, Executive Director of The New Zealand Initiative, Oliver Hartwich says there is a chance that we could see a rise in populist parties here in New Zealand. 

He says, "In some ways I think we have to look at countries like Germany, like Trump's America, and ask ourselves - could that happen here, and what can we do to counter that?"

Listen to the full interview below.


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